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n. pl. mon·o·po·di·a (-dē-ə)
A main axis of a plant, such as the trunk of a spruce, that maintains a single line of growth, giving off lateral branches.

[New Latin, from Late Latin monopodius, one-footed, from Greek monopous : mono-, mono- + pous, pod-, foot; see ped- in Indo-European roots.]

mon′o·po′di·al (-dē-əl) adj.
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(Pathology) a physical deformity in which the lower limbs appear to be fused together
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These often took the form of fabulous single-footed beasts, like the winged lion monopodia supporting this salt dish, which also features a classical Greek key frieze.
The morphological studies carried out indicated that the plant of NIAB-824 is moderately hairy, semi-compact sympodial type with fruit bearing monopodia. It has desirable leaf foliage and medium plant stature.
The main effect of tip damage is to cause production of vegetative branches (monopodia), which in turn produce fruiting branches (sympodia).
However, monopodia showed non-significant positive correlation.
Boll weight at harvest on cotton plant sympodia and monopodia in fruit removal (FR) studies conducted at Tifton, GA, in 1998 and 1999.
(2014), the environmental share was least for plant height (0.39%) and monopodia (0.72%) in upland cotton.
arboreum revealed parabolic growth nature with increase in dose rate in some traits (plant height, monopodia, sympodia, boll weight, and lint percentage), mostly in case of EMS (Fig.