monopodium

noun mono·po·di·um

Definition of monopodium

plural monopodia \-ēə\
: a main or primary axis that continues its original line of growth giving off successive axes or lateral branches (as in the excurrent trunk of some coniferous tree) — compare sympodium

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Origin and Etymology of monopodium

New Latin, from mon- + -podium


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