Monopodium meaning

mŏnə-pōdē-əm
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A main axis of a plant, such as the trunk of a spruce, that maintains a single line of growth, giving off lateral branches.
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(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.
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A main axis of a plant, such as the trunk of a spruce, that maintains a single line of growth, giving off lateral branches.
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(botany) A single and continuous vegetable axis; opposed to sympodium.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of monopodium

  • New Latin from Late Latin monopodius one-footed from Greek monopous mono- mono- pous pod- foot ped- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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