bifoliolate

[ bahy-foh-lee-uh-leyt, -lit ]
/ baɪˈfoʊ li əˌleɪt, -lɪt /

adjective Botany.

having two leaflets.

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Origin of bifoliolate

First recorded in 1825–35; bi-1 + foliolate

Words nearby bifoliolate

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British Dictionary definitions for bifoliolate

bifoliolate
/ (baɪˈfəʊlɪəʊˌleɪt, -lɪt) /

adjective

(of compound leaves) consisting of two leaflets
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