heterophyllous

[het-er-uh-fil-uh s]

adjective Botany.

having different kinds of leaves on the same plant.

Nearby words

  1. heterophony,
  2. heterophoria,
  3. heterophthalmus,
  4. heterophyes,
  5. heterophyiasis,
  6. heterophyte,
  7. heteroplasia,
  8. heteroplastic,
  9. heteroplastic graft,
  10. 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

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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