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

Definition of anisophyllous

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

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Other Words from anisophyllous

anisophylly \ (ˈ)aˈnīsəˌfilē \ noun, plural -es

First Known Use of anisophyllous

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for anisophyllous

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

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“Anisophyllous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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