- a single main axis that continues to extend at the apex in the original line of growth, giving off lateral branches beneath in acropetal succession.
Origin of monopodium
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The slab rested on a single base of skilfully-carved ivory, from which they received the name of monopodia (a single foot).Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2
- the main axis of growth in the pine tree and similar plants: the main stem, which elongates from the tip and gives rise to lateral branchesCompare sympodium
C19: New Latin, from Greek monopous, from mono- + pous foot
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- A congenital malformation characterized by only one foot being externally recognizable.
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- A main axis of a plant, such as the trunk of a spruce, that maintains a single line of growth, giving off lateral branches.
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