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monophyllous

[mon-uh-fil-uh s]
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adjective Botany.
  1. consisting of one leaf, as a calyx.
  2. having only one leaf.
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Origin of monophyllous

From the Greek word monóphyllos, dating back to 1740–50. See mono-, -phyllous
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Examples from the Web for monophyllous

Historical Examples

  • As an example we shall cite the monophyllous calyx of the Œnother.

    Everyday Objects

    W. H. Davenport Adams

  • Is the monophyllous or monosepalous calyx a transformation due to the junction of the primitive leaflets?

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    W. H. Davenport Adams

  • Calyx proper, very short, monophyllous, a lanceolate leaflet springing from the border.


British Dictionary definitions for monophyllous

monophyllous

adjective
  1. botany having or consisting of only one leaf or leaflike part
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