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noun phyl·lode \ˈfi-ˌlōd\

Definition of PHYLLODE

:  a flat expanded petiole that replaces the blade of a foliage leaf, fulfills the same functions, and is analogous to a cladophyll

Origin of PHYLLODE

New Latin phyllodium, from Greek phyllōdēs like a leaf, from phyllon leaf
First Known Use: 1848
Medical Dictionary


adjective phyl·lode \ˈfil-ˌōd\

Medical Definition of PHYLLODE

:  having a cross section that resembles a leaf <phyllode tumors of the breast>


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