unifoliolate

adjective

uni·​fo·​li·​o·​late ˌyü-nə-ˈfō-lē-ə-ˌlāt How to pronounce unifoliolate (audio)
of a leaf
: compound but having only a single leaflet and distinguishable from a simple leaf by the basal joint

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unifoliolate was circa 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Unifoliolate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unifoliolate. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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