prophyll

noun pro·phyll \ˈprōˌfil\
variants: less commonly

prophyllum

\prōˈfiləm\

Definition of prophyll

plural

prophylls

\-lz\ also

prophylla

\-lə\
  1. :  a plant structure resembling a leaf (as a bracteole) or consisting of a modified or rudimentary leaf (as a foliar primordium)

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Origin and Etymology of prophyll

New Latin prophyllum, from 1pro- + -phyllum


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