sympodium

noun

sym·​po·​di·​um
simˈpōdēəm
plural sympodia
-ēə
: an apparent main axis (as in the grapevine) not developed from a terminal bud but made up of successive secondary axes each of which represents one fork of a dichotomy the other fork of which is of weaker growth or suppressed entirely compare monopodium

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from syn- + Greek podion small foot, base

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“Sympodium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sympodium. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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