foliole

[ foh-lee-ohl ]
/ ˈfoʊ liˌoʊl /

noun Botany.

a leaflet, as of a compound leaf.
a small leaflike organ or appendage.

Nearby words

  1. folinic acid,
  2. folio,
  3. folio recto,
  4. folio verso,
  5. foliolate,
  6. foliose,
  7. folious,
  8. folium,
  9. folivore,
  10. folivorous

Origin of foliole

1785–95; < French < Late Latin foliolum, equivalent to Latin foli(um) leaf + -olum -ole1

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