sympodium

noun sym·po·di·um \simˈpōdēəm\

Definition of sympodium

plural

sympodia

\-ēə\
  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of sympodium

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


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