- naturally leafless.
Origin of aphyllous
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- (of plants) having no leaves
C19: from New Latin aphyllus, from Greek aphullos, from a- 1 + phullon leaf
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- Bearing no leaves; leafless. Aphyllous plants conduct photosynthesis in their stems and branches.
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