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phyllotaxis

[fil-uh-tak-sis] /ˌfɪl əˈtæk sɪs/
noun, plural phyllotaxes
[fil-uh-tak-seez] /ˌfɪl əˈtæk siz/ (Show IPA).
Botany
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; phyllo- + -taxis
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British Dictionary definitions for phyllotaxes

phyllotaxis

/ˌfɪləˈtæksɪs/
noun (pl) -taxes (-ˈtæksiːz), -taxies
1.
the arrangement of the leaves on a stem
2.
the study of this arrangement in different plants
Derived Forms
phyllotactic, adjective
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