specific leaf area
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- (botany) a measure of leaf thickness, calculated by dividing the area of a portion of a leaf by the dry weight of that same portion of leaf.
A standardized protocol for the determination of specific leaf area and leaf dry matter content (2001) E. Garnier, B. Shipley, C. Roumet and G. Laurent. Functional Ecology Vol. 15 (Issue 5).