|—n , pl -dia|
|Compare sympodium the main axis of growth in the pine tree and similar plants: the main stem, which elongates from the tip and gives rise to lateral branches|
|[C19: New Latin, from Greek monopous, from |
|monopodium (mŏn'ə-pō'dē-əm) Pronunciation Key
A main axis of a plant, such as the trunk of a spruce, that maintains a single line of growth, giving off lateral branches.