anisophyllous

adjective

an·​iso·​phyl·​lous
¦aˌnīsə¦filəs,
a¦n-
1
: having leaves of two or more shapes and sizes
some conifers and many aquatic plants are anisophyllous
2
: having the leaves of a pair different in shape and size compare isophyllous
anisophylly
(ˈ)aˈnīsəˌfilē
noun
plural -es

Word History

Etymology

French anisophylle, from anis- entry 1 + -phylle -phyllous

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of anisophyllous was in 1858

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“Anisophyllous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anisophyllous. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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