sympodial

adjective
sym·​po·​di·​al | \ sim-ˈpō-dē-əl How to pronounce sympodial (audio) \

Definition of sympodial

: having or involving the formation of an apparent main axis from successive secondary axes sympodial branching of a cyme

First Known Use of sympodial

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sympodial

New Latin sympodium apparent main axis formed from secondary axes, from Greek syn- + podion base — more at -podium

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The first known use of sympodial was in 1875

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“Sympodial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sympodial. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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