decompound

adjective
de·​com·​pound | \ ˌdē-ˈkäm-ˌpau̇nd How to pronounce decompound (audio) , ˌdē-kəm-ˈpaund How to pronounce decompound (audio) \

Definition of decompound

of a leaf
: having divisions that are themselves compound

First Known Use of decompound

circa 1793, in the meaning defined above

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