Monochasium meaning

mŏnə-kāzē-əm, -zhē-
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A cyme having only one lateral flower or branch originating from beneath a terminal flower, resulting in a helicoid or scorpiod inflorescence.
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(bot.) A cymose or determinate inflorescence having only a single main axis.
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(botany) A type of cyme on which each single axis bears one flower.
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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").

    From Wiktionary