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phylloclade

phylloclade

noun phyl·lo·clade \ˈfi-lə-ˌklād\

Definition of PHYLLOCLADE

:  a flattened stem or branch (as a joint of a cactus) that functions as a leaf

Origin of PHYLLOCLADE

New Latin phyllocladium, from phyll- + Greek klados branch — more at holt
First Known Use: 1884

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