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cataphyll

[ kat-uh-fil ]
/ ˈkæt ə fɪl /
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noun Botany.

a simplified leaf form, as a bud scale or a scale on a cotyledon or rhizome.

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Origin of cataphyll

cat·a·phyl·la·ry, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cataphyll

cataphyll
/ (ˈkætəˌfɪl) /

noun

a simplified form of plant leaf, such as a scale leaf or cotyledon
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