phyllotaxy

[fil-uh-tak-see]
noun, plural phyllotaxies. Botany.
1.
the arrangement of leaves on a stem or axis.
2.
the study of such arrangement.

Origin:
1855–60; phyllotax(is) + -y3

phyllotactic [fil-uh-tak-tik] , phyllotactical, phyllotaxic, adjective
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phyllotaxis or phyllotaxy (ˌfɪləˈtæksɪs)
 
n , pl -taxes, -taxies
1.  the arrangement of the leaves on a stem
2.  the study of this arrangement in different plants
 
phyllotaxy or phyllotaxy (ˌfɪləˈtæksɪs, -ˈtæksiːz)
 
n
 
phyllo'tactic or phyllotaxy
 
adj

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

phyllotactic adjective
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