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phyllody

[fil-uh-dee] /ˈfɪl ə di/
noun, Botany
1.
the abnormal transformation of a floral structure into a foliage leaf.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; phyllode + -y3
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  • The symptoms of the plants were leaf yellowing, stunted growth, flower phyllody and lack of seed production.

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