phyllo taxes

phyllotaxis

[fil-uh-tak-sis]
noun, plural phyllotaxes [fil-uh-tak-seez] . Botany.

Origin:
1870–75; phyllo- + -taxis

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phyllotaxis or phyllotaxy (ˌfɪləˈtæksɪs)
 
n , pl -taxes, -taxies
1.  the arrangement of the leaves on a stem
2.  the study of this arrangement in different plants
 
phyllotaxy or phyllotaxy (ˌfɪləˈtæksɪs, -ˈtæksiːz)
 
n
 
phyllo'tactic or phyllotaxy
 
adj

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