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[het-er-uh-fil-uh s]
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adjective Botany.
  1. having different kinds of leaves on the same plant.
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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


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