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heterophyllous

[ het-er-uh-fil-uh s ]
/ ˌhɛt ər əˈfɪl əs /

adjective Botany.

having different kinds of leaves on the same plant.

Nearby words

heterophony, heterophoria, heterophthalmus, heterophyes, heterophyiasis, heterophyllous, heterophyte, heteroplasia, heteroplastic, heteroplastic graft, heteroplasty

Origin of heterophyllous

First recorded in 1820–30; hetero- + -phyllous
Related formshet·er·o·phyl·ly, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for heterophyllous

heterophyllous

/ (ˌhɛtərəʊˈfɪləs, ˌhɛtəˈrɒfɪləs) /

adjective

(of plants such as arrowhead) having more than one type of leaf on the same plantAlso: anisophyllous
Derived Formsheterophylly, noun
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