hypsophyll

noun
hyp·​so·​phyll | \ ˈhipsəˌfil \
plural -s

Definition of hypsophyll

: a floral leaf beneath the sporophylls : bract, scale leaf

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Other Words from hypsophyll

hypsophyllar \ ¦⸗⸗¦filə(r) \ or hypsophyllary \ -​lərē \ or hypsophyllous \ -​ləs \ adjective

History and Etymology for hypsophyll

New Latin hypsophyllum translation of German hochblatt, literally, high leaf), from hyps- + -phyllum -phyll

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“Hypsophyll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypsophyll. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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