a combining form meaning “having leaves” of the kind or number specified by the initial element: diphyllous; monophyllous.
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Origin of -phyllous
< Greek -phyllos, derivative of phýllon leaf
Words nearby -phyllous
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British Dictionary definitions for -phyllous
adj combining form
having leaves of a specified number or typemonophyllous
Word Origin for -phyllous
from Greek -phullos of a leaf
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