phylloid

[ fil-oid ]
/ ˈfɪl ɔɪd /

adjective

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Origin of phylloid

From the New Latin word phylloīdēs, dating back to 1855–60. See phyll-, -oid
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Example sentences from the Web for phylloid

  • He was trying to classify a Cyatho phylloid coral which he had just had the luck to find.

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British Dictionary definitions for phylloid

phylloid
/ (ˈfɪlɔɪd) /

adjective

resembling a leaf
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