cladode

[klad-ohd]
noun Botany.

Origin:
1865–70; < Neo-Latin cladodium; see clad-, -ode1, -ium

cladodial, adjective
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cladode (ˈklædəʊd)
 
n
botany cladophyll, Also called: phylloclade a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf, as in butcher's-broom
 
[C19: from New Latin cladōdium, from Late Greek kladōdēs having many shoots]

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Plants were maintained in a greenhouse and monitored for cladode mortality or growth.
From this, heritabilities were measured for the laboratory environment and for the natural environment of the rotting cladode.
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