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phyllode

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noun phyl·lode \ˈfi-ˌlōd\

Definition of phyllode

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



Origin and Etymology of phyllode

New Latin phyllodium, from Greek phyllōdēs like a leaf, from phyllon leaf


First Known Use: 1848


Medical Dictionary

phyllode

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adjective phyl·lode \ˈfil-ˌōd\

Medical Definition of phyllode

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




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