dichasia

dichasium

[dahy-key-zhuhm, -zhee-uhm, -zee-uhm]
noun, plural dichasia [dahy-key-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] . Botany.
a form of cymose inflorescence in which each axis produces a pair of lateral axes.

Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin < Greek díchas(is) a division, derivative of dicházein to cleave (derivative of dícha apart) + Latin -ium -ium

dichasial, adjective
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dichasium (daɪˈkeɪzɪəm)
 
n , pl -sia
Compare monochasium a cymose inflorescence in which each branch bearing a flower gives rise to two other flowering branches, as in the stitchwort
 
[C19: New Latin, from Greek dikhasis a dividing, from dikhazein to divide in two, from dikha in two]
 
di'chasial
 
adj
 
di'chasially
 
adv

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