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monochasium

[ mon-uh-key-zhee-uhm, -zhuhm, -zee-uhm ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈkeɪ ʒi əm, -ʒəm, -zi əm /
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noun, plural mon·o·cha·si·a [mon-uh-key-zhee-uh, -zhuh, -zee-uh]. /ˌmɒn əˈkeɪ ʒi ə, -ʒə, -zi ə/. Botany.

a form of cymose inflorescence in which the main axis produces only a single branch.

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Origin of monochasium

From New Latin, dating back to 1885–90; see origin at mono-, dichasium
mon·o·cha·si·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for monochasium

monochasium
/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈkeɪzɪəm) /

noun plural -sia (-zɪə)

botany a cymose inflorescence in which each branch gives rise to one other branch only, as in the forget-me-not and buttercupCompare dichasium
monochasial, adjective
C19: mono- + -chasium as in dichasium
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