1. The lower base or the lowermost division of a base.
2. A lower base which is below a more important one.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
paraclade consists of a short hypopodium, a prophyll, an epipodium and a
The hypopodium of the primary paraclades is poorly developed in
A higher degree of development of the hypopodium and the
Koyamaea, the hypopodium and the epipodium of all the paraclades are
In Andropogoneae, the shBr consists generally of a short hypopodium (virtual); a prophyll whose axillary bud forms a sessile spikelet; a long epipodium (pedicel); and a pedicellate, generally more reduced spikelet (Vegetti, 1994, 1999).