Definition of -phyllum
1 : one having (such) leaves or leaflike parts —in generic names of animals Cyathophyllum and especially plants Brachyphyllum Podophyllum
2 plural -phylla \-lə\ : leaf mesophyllum
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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