Definition of monopodium in English:

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monopodium

Pronunciation: /ˌmänəˈpōdēəm/

noun (plural monopodia /-ˈpōdēə/)

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

Derivatives

monopodial

Pronunciation: /-dēəl/
adjective
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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Syllabification: mon·o·po·di·um

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