[mon-uh-poh-dee-uh m] /ˌmɒn əˈpoʊ di əm/

noun, plural monopodia
[mon-uh-poh-dee-uh] /ˌmɒn əˈpoʊ di ə/ (Show IPA). Botany.
a single main axis that continues to extend at the apex in the original line of growth, giving off lateral branches beneath in acropetal succession.
noun (pl) -dia (-dɪə)
the main axis of growth in the pine tree and similar plants: the main stem, which elongates from the tip and gives rise to lateral branches Compare sympodium
Plural monopodia
A main axis of a plant, such as the trunk of a spruce, that maintains a single line of growth, giving off lateral branches.


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