cladoptosis

noun clad·op·to·sis \ˌklaˌdäpˈtōsə̇s\

Definition of cladoptosis

plural

cladoptoses

\-ōˌsēz\
  1. :  an annual dropping of twigs or branches instead of leaves in plants of various genera (as Thuja and Taxodium)

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Origin and Etymology of cladoptosis

New Latin, from clad- + ptosis


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