phyllo dial


noun Botany.
an expanded petiole resembling and having the function of a leaf, but without a true blade.

1840–50; < Greek phyllṓdēs leaflike. See phyll-, -ode1

phyllodial, adjective Unabridged
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phyllode (ˈfɪləʊd)
a flattened leafstalk that resembles and functions as a leaf
[C19: from New Latin phyllodium, from Greek phullōdēs leaflike]

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phyllode   (fĭl'ōd)  Pronunciation Key 
A flattened leafstalk that functions as a leaf, as in an acacia.
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