Definition of sympodial in English:

sympodial

adjective

Botany
  • See sympodium

    • ‘In apple, annual shoots can be monopodial or sympodial.’
    • ‘As a walnut tree ages, the development pattern changes from monopodial to sympodial.’
    • ‘Other types of branching, such the monopodial or sympodial types, are variants of this.’
    • ‘Extensive sympodial branching does not necessarily follow the attainment of an upper canopy position of full exposure to the solar zenith.’
    • ‘Such apparent sympodial branching is repeated annually.’