microphyll

noun

mi·​cro·​phyll ˈmī-krə-ˌfil How to pronounce microphyll (audio)
1
: a leaf (as of a club moss) with single unbranched veins and no demonstrable gap around the leaf trace
2
: a small leaf
microphyllous adjective

Word History

Etymology

micro- + -phyll

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of microphyll was in 1908

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“Microphyll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microphyll. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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