clad·​o·​phyll ˈkla-də-ˌfil How to pronounce cladophyll (audio)
: a flattened photosynthetic branch assuming the form of and closely resembling an ordinary foliage leaf

Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cladophyll was in 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Cladophyll.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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