[dahy-key-zhuh m, -zhee-uh m, -zee-uh m]
- 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
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- a cymose inflorescence in which each branch bearing a flower gives rise to two other flowering branches, as in the stitchwortCompare monochasium
C19: New Latin, from Greek dikhasis a dividing, from dikhazein to divide in two, from dikha in two
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