from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a monopodium or a single and continuous axis, as a birch twig or a cornstalk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having a monopodium or a single and continuous axis, as a birchen twig or a cornstalk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling or after the manner of a monopodium.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
As in Gymnosperms, branching is monopodial; dichotomy or the forking of the growing point into two equivalent branches which replace the main stem, is absent both in the case of the stem and the root.
The purely vegetative branching of the hyphse is sometimes dichotomous at the principal divisions of the larger ones, but commonly of the monopodial type in the small branches.
Indeed, inflorescence ramification in monopodial dicot plants is more often stimulated through identity change [