a combining form meaning “leaf,” used in the formation of compound words: phyllopod.
Also phyll-, -phyll.

Origin of phyllo-

< Greek, combining form of phýllon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for phyllo-


before a vowel phyll-

combining form


Word Origin for phyllo-

from Greek phullon leaf
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Word Origin and History for phyllo-


before vowels phyll-, word-forming element meaning "leaf," from Greek phyllo-, comb. form of phyllon "leaf" (see folio).

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