Sympodium meaning

sĭm-pōdē-əm
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A pattern of branching, similar to dichotomous branching.
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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.
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(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.
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Origin of sympodium

  • New Latin syn– Greek podion base (from pous pod- foot ped- in Indo-European roots)

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