phyllode

noun phyl·lode \ ˈfi-ˌlōd \

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

Origin and Etymology of phyllode

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


Medical Dictionary

phyllode

adjective phyl·lode \ ˈfil-ˌōd \

medical Definition of phyllode

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

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