phyllopodium

noun phyl·lo·po·di·um

Definition of phyllopodium

plural

phyllopodia

\-dēə\
  1. 1 :  a primordial leaf or leaf axis :  a leaf in the undifferentiated state — compare epipodium

  2. 2a chiefly British :  the basal portion of a mature leaf which is sometimes inconspicuous or absent or modified into a sheath (as in grasses) b :  a stem or axis made up of the expanded and fused bases of leaves

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Origin and Etymology of phyllopodium

New Latin, from phyll- + -podium


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