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cataphyll

[kat-uh-fil] /ˈkæt ə fɪl/
noun, Botany
1.
a simplified leaf form, as a bud scale or a scale on a cotyledon or rhizome.
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cataphyllary, adjective
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cataphyll

/ˈkætəˌfɪl/
noun
1.
a simplified form of plant leaf, such as a scale leaf or cotyledon
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