phyllode


phyl·lode

noun \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

phyl·lode

adjective \ˈfil-ˌōd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHYLLODE

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

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