cladode

[klad-ohd]

noun Botany.


Nearby words

  1. cladistics,
  2. clado-,
  3. cladocarpous,
  4. cladoceran,
  5. cladocerous,
  6. cladogenesis,
  7. cladogenetic,
  8. cladogram,
  9. cladophyll,
  10. cladoptosis

Origin of cladode

1865–70; < New Latin cladodium; see clad-, -ode1, -ium

Related formscla·do·di·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cladode

cladode

noun

botany a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf, as in butcher's-broomAlso called: cladophyll, phylloclade

Word Origin for cladode

C19: from New Latin cladōdium, from Late Greek kladōdēs having many shoots

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