Definition of dichasium in English:

dichasium

Line breaks: di|cha¦sium
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈkeɪzɪəm
 
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noun (plural dichasia)

Botany
A cyme in which each flowering branch gives rise to two or more branches symmetrically placed.
More example sentences
  • A flowering plant consists of a rosette of hairy basal leaves with long petioles, and from one to several flowering shoots, up to 50 cm tall, each bearing a dichasium of several to many flowers.
  • All the species studied have cyathia arranged in pleiochasia and each pleiochasial branch forms several pleiochasia or dichasia; the degree of branching in the inflorescence is variable.
  • But if two buds of a sympodial branch sprout at the same time, a more or less fork-shaped pattern, a dichasium, is formed.

Origin

late 19th century: modern Latin, from di-1 'two' + Greek khasis 'separation'.

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