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phylloclade

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noun phyl·lo·clade \ˈfi-lə-ˌklād\

Definition of phylloclade

  1. :  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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