dichasium


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dichasium

(dī-kā′zē-əm, -zhē-əm, -zhəm)
n. pl. dicha·sia (-zē-ə, -zhē-ə, -zhə)
A cyme having two lateral flowers or branches originating from opposite points beneath a terminal flower.

di·cha′si·al (-zē-əl, -zhē-əl, -zhəl) adj.
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dichasium

a CYME where the branches are opposite and approximately equal.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Description: Clustered florets in a compound dichasium inflorescence.
A dichasial cyme, or dichasium (die-KAY-zee-um), has two opposite divisions or branches that arise below a terminal flower.