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phylloid

[fil-oid]
adjective
  1. leaflike.
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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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Historical Examples

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

    A Cadet's Honor

    Upton Sinclair


British Dictionary definitions for phylloid

phylloid

adjective
  1. resembling a leaf
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