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phylloid

adjective phyl·loid \ˈfiˌlȯid\
variants: less commonly

phylloidal

\fə̇ˈlȯidəl\

Definition of phylloid

  1. :  resembling a leaf :  foliaceous

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Origin and Etymology of phylloid

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


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phylloid

noun phyl·loid \"\

Definition of phylloid

plural

-s

  1. :  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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