plural phyllopodia
: a primordial leaf or leaf axis : a leaf in the undifferentiated state compare epipodium
chiefly British : the basal portion of a mature leaf which is sometimes inconspicuous or absent or modified into a sheath (as in grasses)
: a stem or axis made up of the expanded and fused bases of leaves

Word History


New Latin, from phyll- + -podium

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“Phyllopodium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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