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phyllodium

[fi-loh-dee-uh m]
noun, plural phyl·lo·di·a [fi-loh-dee-uh] /fɪˈloʊ di ə/.
  1. phyllode.
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Origin of phyllodium

1840–50; < New Latin, equivalent to Greek phyllṓd(ēs) leaflike (see phyllode) + New Latin -ium -ium
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Historical Examples

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

    Evolution

    Joseph Le Conte