- an axis or stem that simulates a simple stem but is made up of the bases of a number of axes that arise successively as branches, one from another, as in the grapevine.
Origin of sympodium
Also called pseudaxis.
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- the main axis of growth in the grapevine and similar plants: a lateral branch that arises from just behind the apex of the main stem, which ceases to grow, and continues growing in the same direction as the main stemCompare monopodium
C19: from New Latin, from syn- + Greek podion a little foot, from pous foot
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- Fusion of the feet, as in sirenomelia.
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