phyllotaxis


phyl·lo·tax·is

noun \ˌfi-lə-ˈtak-səs\

Definition of PHYLLOTAXIS

1
:  the arrangement of leaves on a stem and in relation to one another
2
:  the study of phyllotaxis and of the laws that govern it

Variants of PHYLLOTAXIS

phyl·lo·tax·is also phyl·lo·taxy \ˈfi-lə-ˌtak-sē\

Origin of PHYLLOTAXIS

New Latin phyllotaxis, from phyll- + -taxis
First Known Use: 1857

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