Bot. an apparent stem actually made up of a series of axillary branches growing one from another, giving the effect of a simple stem, as in the grape
Origin of sympodiumModL: see sym- and -podium
An apparent axis that develops when growth occurs by means of lateral branches rather than continuing along the principal stem, often having a zigzag or irregular form. Also called pseudaxis .
Origin of sympodiumNew Latin syn- Greek podion base ( from pous pod- foot ; see ped- in Indo-European roots.)