phyllode

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Etymology[edit]

Latin phyllodium, Ancient Greek φυλλώδης ‎(phullṓdēs, resembling a leaf)

Noun[edit]

phyllode ‎(plural phyllodes)

  1. (botany) A flattened petiole or leaf rachis that resembles and functions as a leaf, and may or may not be combined with an actual lamina.

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