dichasium

[ dahy-key-zhuhm, -zhee-uhm, -zee-uhm ]
/ daɪˈkeɪ ʒəm, -ʒi əm, -zi əm /

noun, plural di·cha·si·a [dahy-key-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]. /daɪˈkeɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/. Botany.

a form of cymose inflorescence in which each axis produces a pair of lateral axes.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of dichasium

1870–75; <New Latin <Greek díchas(is) a division, derivative of dicházein to cleave (derivative of dícha apart) + Latin -ium-ium

OTHER WORDS FROM dichasium

di·cha·sial, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for dichasium

dichasium
/ (daɪˈkeɪzɪəm) /

noun plural -sia (-zɪə)

a cymose inflorescence in which each branch bearing a flower gives rise to two other flowering branches, as in the stitchwortCompare monochasium

Derived forms of dichasium

dichasial, adjectivedichasially, adverb

Word Origin for dichasium

C19: New Latin, from Greek dikhasis a dividing, from dikhazein to divide in two, from dikha in two
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012