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[klad-ohd] /ˈklæd oʊd/
noun, Botany
Origin of cladode
1865-70; < New Latin cladodium; see clad-, -ode1, -ium
Related forms
cladodial, adjective Unabridged
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for cladode


(botany) a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf, as in butcher's-broom Also called cladophyll, phylloclade
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin cladōdium, from Late Greek kladōdēs having many shoots
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