phyllotaxis

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noun phyl·lo·tax·is \ˌfi-lə-ˈtak-səs\
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phyllotaxy

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Definition of phyllotaxis

  1. 1 :  the arrangement of leaves on a stem and in relation to one another

  2. 2 :  the study of phyllotaxis and of the laws that govern it

Origin and Etymology of phyllotaxis

New Latin phyllotaxis, from phyll- + -taxis


First Known Use: 1845


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