aphyllous

aphyllous

[ey-fil-uhs]
adjective Botany.
naturally leafless.

Origin:
1820–30; < Neo-Latin aphyllus < Greek áphyllos leafless. See a-6, -phyllous

aphylly, noun
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aphyllous (əˈfɪləs)
 
adj
(of plants) having no leaves
 
[C19: from New Latin aphyllus, from Greek aphullos, from a-1 + phullon leaf]
 
a'phylly
 
n

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aphyllous   (ā-fĭl'əs)  Pronunciation Key 
Bearing no leaves; leafless. Aphyllous plants conduct photosynthesis in their stems and branches.
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