polychasium

noun

poly·​cha·​sium
plural polychasia
-(ē)ə
: a cymose inflorescence in which each relative main axis produces more than two branches compare dichasium, monochasium

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from poly- + -chasium (as in dichasium)

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“Polychasium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polychasium. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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