[ klad-uh-fil, kley-duh- ]
/ ˈklæd ə fɪl, ˈkleɪ də- /
a leaflike flattened branch that resembles and functions as a leaf.
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Also called cladode.
Words nearby cladophyll
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British Dictionary definitions for cladophyll
/ (ˈklædəfɪl) /
another name for cladode
Word Origin for cladophyll
C19: from Greek klados branch + phullon leaf
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Scientific definitions for cladophyll
[ klăd′ə-fĭl′ ]
A photosynthetic branch or portion of a stem that resembles and functions as a leaf, as the pad of a prickly-pear cactus. Also called cladode
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