phyllodium

[ fi-loh-dee-uh m ]
/ fɪˈloʊ di əm /

noun, plural phyl·lo·di·a [fi-loh-dee-uh] /fɪˈloʊ di ə/.

Origin of phyllodium

1840–50; < New Latin, equivalent to Greek phyllṓd(ēs) leaflike (see phyllode) + New Latin -ium -ium
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Examples from the Web for phyllodium

  • To emphasize this difference, botanists call such an apparent leaf a phyllodium, or phyllode.

    Evolution|Joseph Le Conte