rhipidium

noun
rhi·​pid·​i·​um | \ -ˈpidēəm \
plural -s

Definition of rhipidium

: 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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History and Etymology for rhipidium

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

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“Rhipidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhipidium. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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