[ fil-uh-kleyd ]
/ ˈfɪl əˌkleɪd /
a flattened stem or branch having the function of a leaf.
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Origin of phylloclade
OTHER WORDS FROM phyllocladephyl·lo·cla·di·oid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for phylloclade
/ (ˈfɪləʊˌkleɪd) /
other names for cladode
Word Origin for phylloclade
C19: from New Latin phyllocladium, from phyllo- + Greek klados branch
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Scientific definitions for phylloclade
[ fĭl′ə-klād′ ]
A flattened, photosynthetic branch or stem that resembles or performs the function of a leaf, as in certain cacti such as the prickly pear.
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