[mon-uh-key-zhee-uhm, -zhuhm, -zee-uhm]
noun, plural monochasia [mon-uh-key-zhee-uh, -zhuh, -zee-uh] . Botany.
a form of cymose inflorescence in which the main axis produces only a single branch.

1885–90; < Neo-Latin; see mono-, dichasium

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monochasium (ˌmɒnəʊˈkeɪzɪəm)
n , pl -sia
botany Compare dichasium a cymose inflorescence in which each branch gives rise to one other branch only, as in the forget-me-not and buttercup
[C19: mono- + -chasium as in dichasium]

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