noun, plural mon·o·po·di·a [mon-uhpoh-dee-uh] /ˌmɒn əˈpoʊ di ə/. Botany.

  1. a single main axis that continues to extend at the apex in the original line of growth, giving off lateral branches beneath in acropetal succession.

noun plural -dia (-dɪə)

  1. the main axis of growth in the pine tree and similar plants: the main stem, which elongates from the tip and gives rise to lateral branchesCompare sympodium


  1. A congenital malformation characterized by only one foot being externally recognizable.

Plural monopodia

  1. A main axis of a plant, such as the trunk of a spruce, that maintains a single line of growth, giving off lateral branches.

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