foliaceous


fo·li·a·ceous

adjective \ˌfō-lē-ˈā-shəs\

Definition of FOLIACEOUS

:  of, relating to, or resembling an ordinary green leaf as distinguished from a modified leaf (as a petal, bract, or scale)

Origin of FOLIACEOUS

Latin foliaceus, from folium leaf + -aceus -aceous
First Known Use: 1658

fo·li·a·ceous

adjective \ˌfō-lē-ˈā-shəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FOLIACEOUS

: resembling a leaf in form or in mode of growth

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