phylloclade

noun
phyl·​lo·​clade | \ ˈfi-lə-ˌklād How to pronounce phylloclade (audio) \

Definition of phylloclade

: a flattened stem or branch (such as a joint of a cactus) that functions as a leaf

First Known Use of phylloclade

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phylloclade

New Latin phyllocladium, from phyll- + Greek klados branch — more at holt

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“Phylloclade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phylloclade. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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