unifoliolate

adjective
uni·​fo·​li·​o·​late | \ ˌyü-nə-ˈfō-lē-ə-ˌlāt How to pronounce unifoliolate (audio) \

Definition of unifoliolate

of a leaf
: compound but having only a single leaflet and distinguishable from a simple leaf by the basal joint

First Known Use of unifoliolate

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for unifoliolate

uni- + Late Latin foliolum leaflet, diminutive of Latin folium leaf

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“Unifoliolate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unifoliolate. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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