[ mon-uh-poh-dee-uhm ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈpoʊ di əm /
noun, plural mon·o·po·di·a [mon-uh-poh-dee-uh]. /ˌmɒn əˈpoʊ di ə/. Botany.
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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM monopodiummon·o·po·di·al, adjectivemon·o·po·di·al·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for monopodium
The monopodium was a table or stand with but one support, used especially to hold a lamp or toilet articles.The Private Life of the Romans|Harold Whetstone Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for monopodium
/ (ˌmɒnəˈpəʊdɪəm) /
noun plural -dia (-dɪə)
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
Derived forms of monopodiummonopodial, adjectivemonopodially, adverb
Word Origin for monopodium
C19: New Latin, from Greek monopous, from mono- + pous foot
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Scientific definitions for monopodium
[ mŏn′ə-pō′dē-əm ]
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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