adjective an·iso·phyl·lous \¦aˌnīsə¦filəs, a¦n-\

Definition of anisophyllous

  1. 1 :  having leaves of two or more shapes and sizes some conifers and many aquatic plants are anisophyllous

  2. 2 :  having the leaves of a pair different in shape and size — compare isophyllous


\(ˈ)aˈnīsəˌfilē\ noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of anisophyllous

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

First Known Use: 1858

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