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[dahy-key-zhuh m, -zhee-uh m, -zee-uh m] /daɪˈkeɪ ʒəm, -ʒi əm, -zi əm/
noun, plural dichasia
[dahy-key-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /daɪˈkeɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/ (Show IPA).
a form of cymose inflorescence in which each axis produces a pair of lateral axes.
Origin of dichasium
1870-75; < New Latin < Greek díchas(is) a division, derivative of dicházein to cleave (derivative of dícha apart) + Latin -ium -ium
Related forms
dichasial, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for dichasium


noun (pl) -sia (-zɪə)
a cymose inflorescence in which each branch bearing a flower gives rise to two other flowering branches, as in the stitchwort Compare monochasium
Derived Forms
dichasial, adjective
dichasially, adverb
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Greek dikhasis a dividing, from dikhazein to divide in two, from dikha in two
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