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aphyllous

[ey-fil-uh s] /eɪˈfɪl əs/
adjective, Botany
1.
naturally leafless.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < New Latin aphyllus < Greek áphyllos leafless. See a-6, -phyllous
Related forms
aphylly, noun
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aphyllous

/əˈfɪləs/
adjective
1.
(of plants) having no leaves
Derived Forms
aphylly, noun
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin aphyllus, from Greek aphullos, from a-1 + phullon leaf
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aphyllous
  (ā-fĭl'əs)   
Bearing no leaves; leafless. Aphyllous plants conduct photosynthesis in their stems and branches.
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