[ kat-uh-fil ]
/ ˈkæt ə fɪl /
a simplified leaf form, as a bud scale or a scale on a cotyledon or rhizome.
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British Dictionary definitions for cataphyll
/ (ˈkætəˌfɪl) /
a simplified form of plant leaf, such as a scale leaf or cotyledon
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