- a combining form meaning “leaf,” used in the formation of compound words: phyllopod.
Origin of phyllo-
< Greek, combining form of phýllon
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before a vowel phyll-
from Greek phullon leaf
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Word Origin and History for phyllo-
before vowels phyll-, word-forming element meaning "leaf," from Greek phyllo-, comb. form of phyllon "leaf" (see folio).
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