rhipidium

noun rhi·pid·i·um \-ˈpidēəm\

Definition of rhipidium

plural

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  1. :  a fan-shaped cymose inflorescence (as in some sedges) in which the branches lie in the same plane and are suppressed alternately on each side

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Origin and Etymology of rhipidium

New Latin, from Greek rhipidion small bellows, diminutive of rhipid-, rhipis fan


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