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phylloclade

[fil-uh-kleyd] /ˈfɪl əˌkleɪd/
noun, Botany
1.
a flattened stem or branch having the function of a leaf.
2.
a cladophyll.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Neo-Latin phyllocladium. See phyllo-, clad-, -ium
Related forms
phyllocladioid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for phyllocladioid

phylloclade

/ˈfɪləʊˌkleɪd/
noun
1.
other names for cladode
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin phyllocladium, from phyllo- + Greek klados branch
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phyllocladioid in Science
phylloclade
  (fĭl'ə-klād')   
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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