[ dahy-key-zhuhm, -zhee-uhm, -zee-uhm ]

noun,plural di·cha·si·a [dahy-key-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]. /daɪˈkeɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/. Botany.
  1. 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

Other words from dichasium

  • di·cha·sial, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for dichasium


/ (daɪˈkeɪzɪəm) /

nounplural -sia (-zɪə)
  1. a cymose inflorescence in which each branch bearing a flower gives rise to two other flowering branches, as in the stitchwort: Compare monochasium

Origin of dichasium

C19: New Latin, from Greek dikhasis a dividing, from dikhazein to divide in two, from dikha in two

Derived forms of dichasium

  • dichasial, adjective
  • dichasially, adverb

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