[ fil-ohm ]
/ ˈfɪl oʊm /

noun Botany.

a leaf of a plant.
a structure corresponding to a plant leaf.

Origin of phyllome

1855–60; < New Latin phyllōma < Greek phýllōma foliage. See phyll-, -oma

Related forms

phyl·lom·ic [fi-lom-ik, -loh-mik] /fɪˈlɒm ɪk, -ˈloʊ mɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for phyllome


/ (ˈfɪləʊm) /


a leaf or a leaflike organ

Derived Forms

phyllomic (fɪˈlɒmɪk, -ˈləʊ-), adjective
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Science definitions for phyllome


[ fĭlōm′ ]

A leaf or a plant part that evolved from a leaf.
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