polychasium

noun
poly·​cha·​sium
plural polychasia\ -​(ē)ə \

Definition of polychasium

: a cymose inflorescence in which each relative main axis produces more than two branches — compare dichasium, monochasium

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History and Etymology for polychasium

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 24 Sep. 2021.

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