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phyllotaxy

[fil-uh-tak-see] /ˈfɪl əˌtæk si/
noun, plural phyllotaxies. Botany
1.
the arrangement of leaves on a stem or axis.
2.
the study of such arrangement.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; phyllotax(is) + -y3
Related forms
phyllotactic
[fil-uh-tak-tik] /ˌfɪl əˈtæk tɪk/ (Show IPA),
phyllotactical, phyllotaxic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for phyllotaxy

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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phyllotaxy in Science
phyllotaxy
  (fĭl'ə-tāk'sē)   
The pattern of leaf distribution and arrangement on a stem.

phyllotactic adjective
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