noun combining form -phyl·lum \ˈfiləm\

Definition of -phyllum

  1. 1 :  one having (such) leaves or leaflike parts —in generic names of animals Cyathophyllum and especially plants Brachyphyllum Podophyllum

  2. 2 plural -phylla \-lə\ :  leaf mesophyllum

  3. 3 :  fossil resembling a plant of a (specified) group —in generic names Sapindophyllum

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Origin and Etymology of -phyllum

New Latin, from Greek phyllon leaf

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