phylloid

adjective
phyl·​loid | \ ˈfiˌlȯid \
variants: or less commonly phylloidal \ fə̇ˈlȯidᵊl \

Definition of phylloid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: resembling a leaf : foliaceous

phylloid

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of phylloid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a plant part functioning as or of similar origin to a leaf especially : a leaf or leaflike structure organogenetically derived by fusion of a system of originally dichotomizing telomes used in connection with the telome theory

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History and Etymology for phylloid

Adjective

phylloid from New Latin phylloïdes, from phyll- + Latin -oïdes -oid; phylloidal from phylloid + -al

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“Phylloid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phylloid. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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