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phyllotaxy

[ fil-uh-tak-see ]
/ ˈfɪl əˌtæk si /
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noun, plural phyl·lo·tax·ies.Botany.

the arrangement of leaves on a stem or axis.
the study of such arrangement.

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Origin of phyllotaxy

First recorded in 1855–60; phyllotax(is) + -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM phyllotaxy

phyl·lo·tac·tic [fil-uh-tak-tik], /ˌfɪl əˈtæk tɪk/, phyl·lo·tac·ti·cal, phyl·lo·tax·ic, adjective
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Scientific definitions for phyllotaxy

phyllotaxy
[ fĭlə-tăk′sē ]

The pattern of leaf distribution and arrangement on a stem.

Other words from phyllotaxy

phyllotactic adjective
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