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phyllome

[fil-ohm] /ˈfɪl oʊm/
noun, Botany
1.
a leaf of a plant.
2.
a structure corresponding to a plant leaf.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < New Latin phyllōma < Greek phýllōma foliage. See phyll-, -oma
Related forms
phyllomic
[fi-lom-ik, -loh-mik] /fɪˈlɒm ɪk, -ˈloʊ mɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for phyllomic

phyllome

/ˈfɪləʊm/
noun
1.
a leaf or a leaflike organ
Derived Forms
phyllomic (fɪˈlɒmɪk; -ˈləʊ-) adjective
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phyllomic in Science
phyllome
  (fĭl'ōm')   
A leaf or a plant part that evolved from a leaf.
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