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