cladophyll

cladophyll

[klad-uh-fil, kley-duh-]
noun Botany.
a leaflike flattened branch that resembles and functions as a leaf.
Also called cladode.


Origin:
1875–80; clado- + -phyll

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cladophyll (ˈklædəfɪl)
 
n
another name for cladode
 
[C19: from Greek klados branch + phullon leaf]

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cladophyll   (klād'ə-fĭl')  Pronunciation Key 
A photosynthetic branch or portion of a stem that resembles and functions as a leaf, as in the asparagus. Also called cladode.
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