[ 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.
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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 dichasiumdi·cha·sial, adjective
Words nearby dichasium
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British Dictionary definitions for 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 dichasiumdichasial, adjectivedichasially, adverb
Word Origin for dichasium
C19: New Latin, from Greek dikhasis a dividing, from dikhazein to divide in two, from dikha in two
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