phyllotaxis

[fil-uh-tak-sis]

Origin of phyllotaxis

First recorded in 1870–75; phyllo- + -taxis
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phyllotaxis

phyllotaxy

noun plural -taxes (-ˈtæksiːz) or -taxies
  1. the arrangement of the leaves on a stem
  2. the study of this arrangement in different plants
Derived Formsphyllotactic, adjective
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