phylloclade

phylloclade

[fil-uh-kleyd]
noun Botany.
1.
a flattened stem or branch having the function of a leaf.
2.
a cladophyll.

Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin phyllocladium. See phyllo-, clad-, -ium

phyllocladioid, adjective
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phylloclade or phylloclad (ˈfɪləʊˌkleɪd, ˈfɪləʊˌklæd)
 
n
other names for cladode
 
[C19: from New Latin phyllocladium, from phyllo- + Greek klados branch]
 
phylloclad or phylloclad
 
n
 
[C19: from New Latin phyllocladium, from phyllo- + Greek klados branch]

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phylloclade   (fĭl'ə-klād')  Pronunciation Key 
A flattened, photosynthetic branch or stem that resembles or performs the function of a leaf, as in certain cacti such as the prickly pear.
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