[ dahy-key-zhuh m, -zhee-uh m, -zee-uh m ]
/ 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.

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

di·cha·sial, adjective
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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

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
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