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noun Botany.
  1. a leaf of a plant.
  2. a structure corresponding to a plant leaf.
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Origin of phyllome

1855–60; < New Latin phyllōma < Greek phýllōma foliage. See phyll-, -oma
Related formsphyl·lom·ic [fi-lom-ik, -loh-mik] /fɪˈlɒm ɪk, -ˈloʊ mɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Phyllome, foliar parts, those answering to leaves in their nature.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

British Dictionary definitions for phyllome


  1. a leaf or a leaflike organ
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Derived Formsphyllomic (fɪˈlɒmɪk, -ˈləʊ-), adjective
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phyllome in Science


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