het·​ero·​phyl·​lous ˌhe-tə-rō-ˈfi-ləs How to pronounce heterophyllous (audio)
: having the foliage leaves of more than one form on the same plant or stem
heterophylly noun

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heterophyllous was circa 1828

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“Heterophyllous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterophyllous. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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