phylloclade

noun phyl·lo·clade \ ˈfi-lə-ˌklād \

Definition of phylloclade

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

Origin and Etymology of phylloclade

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


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