noun, plural sympodia
[sim-poh-dee-uh] /sɪmˈpoʊ di ə/ (Show IPA). Botany.
an axis or stem that simulates a simple stem but is made up of the bases of a number of axes that arise successively as branches, one from another, as in the grapevine.
noun (pl) -dia (-dɪə)
the main axis of growth in the grapevine and similar plants: a lateral branch that arises from just behind the apex of the main stem, which ceases to grow, and continues growing in the same direction as the main stem Compare monopodium


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