petiolule

noun
pet·​i·​o·​lule | \ ˈpe-tē-ō-ˌlül How to pronounce petiolule (audio) , ˌpe-tē-ˈōl-(ˌ)yül How to pronounce petiolule (audio) \

Definition of petiolule

: a stalk of a leaflet of a compound leaf

First Known Use of petiolule

circa 1794, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for petiolule

New Latin petiolulus, diminutive of petiolus

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The first known use of petiolule was circa 1794

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“Petiolule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petiolule. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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