[ pol-ee-key-zhee-uhm, -zhuhm, -zee-uhm ]

noun,plural pol·y·cha·si·a [pol-ee-key-zhee-uh, -zhuh, -zee-uh]. /ˌpɒl iˈkeɪ ʒi ə, -ʒə, -zi ə/. Botany.
  1. a form of cymose inflorescence in which each axis produces more than two lateral axes.

Origin of polychasium

From New Latin; see origin at poly-, dichasium

Other words from polychasium

  • pol·y·cha·si·al, adjective

Words Nearby polychasium

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British Dictionary definitions for polychasium


/ (ˌpɒlɪˈkeɪzɪəm) /

nounplural -sia (-zɪə)
  1. botany a cymose inflorescence in which three or more branches arise from each node

Origin of polychasium

C20: from New Latin, from poly- + -chasium as in dichasium

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