- a flattened stem or branch having the function of a leaf.
- a cladophyll.
Origin of phylloclade
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- other names for cladode
C19: from New Latin phyllocladium, from phyllo- + Greek klados branch
- A flattened, photosynthetic branch or stem that resembles or performs the function of a leaf, as in certain cacti such as the prickly pear.
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