Phyllanthus

noun
Phyl·​lan·​thus | \ fə̇ˈlan(t)thəs \

Definition of Phyllanthus

: a very large genus of tropical plants (family Euphorbiaceae) with alternate leaves and small monoecious flowers succeeded by polycarpellary capsules

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New Latin, from phyll- + -anthus

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“Phyllanthus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phyllanthus. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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