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phyllodium

[fi-loh-dee-uh m] /fɪˈloʊ di əm/
noun, plural phyllodia
[fi-loh-dee-uh] /fɪˈloʊ di ə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of phyllodium
1840-1850
1840-50; < New Latin, equivalent to Greek phyllṓd(ēs) leaflike (see phyllode) + New Latin -ium -ium
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  • To emphasize this difference, botanists call such an apparent leaf a phyllodium, or phyllode.

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