phyllophore

[ fil-uh-fawr, -fohr ]
/ ˈfɪl əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr /

noun Botany.

the terminal bud of a stem, especially of the stem of a palm.

Nearby words

  1. phylloid,
  2. phyllomania,
  3. phyllome,
  4. phyllomic,
  5. phyllophagous,
  6. phylloplane,
  7. phyllopod,
  8. phylloquinone,
  9. phyllosilicate,
  10. phyllosphere

Origin of phyllophore

First recorded in 1840–50; phyllo- + -phore

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