[mon-uh-key-zhee-uh m, -zhuh m, -zee-uh m]
- a form of cymose inflorescence in which the main axis produces only a single branch.
Origin of monochasium
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- botany a cymose inflorescence in which each branch gives rise to one other branch only, as in the forget-me-not and buttercupCompare dichasium
Word Origin for monochasium
C19: mono- + -chasium as in dichasium
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