noun Botany.
a secondary stipule situated at the base of a leaflet of a compound leaf.

1815–25; < Neo-Latin stipella, for Latin stipula (see stipule), with -ella replacing -ula -ule

stipellate [stahy-pel-it, -eyt, stahy-puh-lit, -leyt] , adjective Unabridged
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stipel (ˈstaɪpəl)
a small paired leaflike structure at the base of certain leaflets; secondary stipule
[C19: via New Latin from Latin stipula, diminutive of stīpes a log]

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Each leaflet has a minute stipel which quickly falls and a short petiole.
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