New Latin syn– Greek podionbase (frompouspod-footped- in Indo-European roots)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Sympodium Sentence Examples
According to this, the shoot of the vine is a "sympodium," consisting of a number of "podia" placed one over the other in longitudinal series.
When such a lateral branch overtops the main axis whose growth has become limited, as in Plocamium and Dasya, a sympodium is formed.
The basal portion of the consecutive axes may become much thickened and arranged more or less in a straight line, ns and thus collectively form an apparent or false axis or sympodium, and the inflorescence thus simulates a raceme.