monopodium[män′ō pō′dē əm]
Bot. a single main stem that continues to extend at the apex in its original line of growth, giving off lateral branches or axes, as the trunk of certain pine trees
Origin of monopodiumModL: see mono- and amp; -podium
A main axis of a plant, such as the trunk of a spruce, that maintains a single line of growth, giving off lateral branches.
Origin of monopodiumNew Latin, from Late Latin monopodius, one-footed, from Greek monopous : mono-, mono- + pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.
(plural monopodiums or monopodia)
Latin. See monopody.