from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cyme having a single flower on each axis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of cyme on which each single axis bears one flower.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, a cyme with one main axis; a uniparous cyme: a term proposed by Eichler.


mono- + (di)chasium.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin monochasium, from Ancient Greek μόνος (monos, "alone, only, sole, single") + χάσις (khasis, "chasm, separation"). (Wiktionary)


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