[pol-ee-key-zhee-uh m, -zhuh m, -zee-uh m]
- a form of cymose inflorescence in which each axis produces more than two lateral axes.
Origin of polychasium
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- botany a cymose inflorescence in which three or more branches arise from each node
C20: from New Latin, from poly- + -chasium as in dichasium
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