monochasia


monochasia
n. flowering cluster that produces only one main axis (Botany)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Inflorescence — of Anthurium scherzerianum. An inflorescence is a group or cluster of flowers arranged on a stem that is composed of a main branch or a complicated arrangement of branches. Strictly, it is the part of the shoot of seed plants where flowers are… …   Wikipedia

  • monochasium — noun (plural monochasia) Etymology: New Latin, from mon + chasium (as in dichasium) Date: circa 1890 a cymose inflorescence that produces only one main axis • monochasial adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Caryophyllaceae — Taxobox name = Carnation family image width = 240px image caption = White Campion, Silene latifolia (Silenoideae:) regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida unranked ordo = Core eudicots ordo = Caryophyllales subordo =… …   Wikipedia

  • monochasium — monochasial, adj. /mon euh kay zhee euhm, zheuhm, zee euhm/, n., pl. monochasia / zhee euh, zheuh, zee euh/. Bot. a form of cymose inflorescence in which the main axis produces only a single branch. [1885 90; < NL; see MONO , DICHASIUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • monochasium — /mɒnoʊˈkeɪziəm/ (say monoh kayzeeuhm) noun (plural monochasia /mɒnoʊˈkeɪziə/ (say monoh kayzeeuh)) a form of cymose inflorescence in which the main axis produces only a single branch. {New Latin mono mono + Greek chasis separation + ium}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • monochasium — [män΄ō kā′zē əm, män΄ə kā′zhēəm; män΄əkā zē əm, män΄əkā′zhē əm] n. pl. monochasia [män΄ə kā zēə, män΄ə kā′zhēə] [ModL < MONO + Gr chasis, division, akin to chainein, to yawn, GAPE] Bot. a cymose or determinate inflorescence having only a… …   English World dictionary

  • monochasium — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at mono +ˈkāzh(ē)əm noun (plural monochasia zh(ē)ə) Etymology: New Latin, from mon + chasium (as in dichasium) : a cymose inflorescence that produces only one main axis compare dichasium …   Useful english dictionary


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