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Meaning of sympodium

sym•po•di•um

Pronunciation: (sim-pō'dē-um), [key]
— pl. -di•a
  1. 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. Cf.
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