Composed of superposed branches in such a way as to imitate a simple axis; as, a sympodial stem.
One of the two forms of orchid growth (the other is monopodial), wherein each new growth arises from the rhizome of a previous growth, and each new growth is completely capable of bearing an inflorescence.
a. (Gr. syn, with; pous, foot) branching, growth of axillary shoots when apical budding has ceased.