A cyme having only one lateral flower or branch originating from beneath a terminal flower, resulting in a helicoid or scorpiod inflorescence.
(bot.) A cymose or determinate inflorescence having only a single main axis.
Origin of monochasium
- mono– (di)chasium
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From New Latin monochasium, from Ancient Greek μόνος (monos, “alone, only, sole, single") + χάσις (khasis, “chasm, separation").