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monophyllous

[mon-uh-fil-uh s] /ˌmɒn əˈfɪl əs/
adjective, Botany.
1.
consisting of one leaf, as a calyx.
2.
having only one leaf.
Origin of monophyllous
1740-1750
From the Greek word monóphyllos, dating back to 1740-50. See mono-, -phyllous
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  • As an example we shall cite the monophyllous calyx of the Œnother.

    Everyday Objects W. H. Davenport Adams
  • Is the monophyllous or monosepalous calyx a transformation due to the junction of the primitive leaflets?

    Everyday Objects W. H. Davenport Adams
  • Calyx proper, very short, monophyllous, a lanceolate leaflet springing from the border.

British Dictionary definitions for monophyllous

monophyllous

/ˌmɒnəʊˈfɪləs/
adjective
1.
(botany) having or consisting of only one leaf or leaflike part
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