Meaning of SYMPODIUM in English


— sympodial , adj. — sympodially , adv.

/sim poh"dee euhm/ , n. , pl. sympodia /-dee euh/ . Bot.

an axis or stem that simulates a simple stem but is made up of the bases of a number of axes that arise successively as branches, one from another, as in the grapevine. Cf. monopodium .

[ 1860-65; sym- SYM- + pódion small foot, base; see PODIUM ]

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