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monopodium Line breaks: mono|podium
Pronunciation: /ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈpəʊdɪəm/

Definition of monopodium in English:

noun (plural monopodia)

A single continuous growth axis which extends at its apex and produces successive lateral shoots. Compare with sympodium.


Example sentences
  • The main axis of each is a monopodial unbranched rhizome that grows plagiotropically, with little internode elongation, below the soil surface.
  • As a walnut tree ages, the development pattern changes from monopodial to sympodial.
  • Rhynia is also a vascular plant, with somewhat monopodial branching to a height of about 18 cm.
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