phyllode

noun
phyl·​lode | \ ˈfi-ˌlōd How to pronounce phyllode (audio) \

Definition of phyllode

: a flat expanded petiole that replaces the blade of a foliage leaf, fulfills the same functions, and is analogous to a cladophyll

First Known Use of phyllode

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phyllode

New Latin phyllodium, from Greek phyllōdēs like a leaf, from phyllon leaf

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The first known use of phyllode was in 1848

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“Phyllode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phyllode. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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phyllode

adjective
phyl·​lode | \ ˈfil-ˌōd How to pronounce phyllode (audio) \

Medical Definition of phyllode

: having a cross section that resembles a leaf phyllode tumors of the breast

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