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cataphyll

[kat-uh-fil]
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noun Botany.
  1. a simplified leaf form, as a bud scale or a scale on a cotyledon or rhizome.
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Origin of cataphyll

Related formscat·a·phyl·la·ry, adjective
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cataphyll

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