phyllotaxy

[fil-uh-tak-see]

Origin of phyllotaxy

First recorded in 1855–60; phyllotax(is) + -y3
Related formsphyl·lo·tac·tic [fil-uh-tak-tik] /ˌfɪl əˈtæk tɪk/, phyl·lo·tac·ti·cal, phyl·lo·tax·ic, adjective
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phyllotaxy

[fĭlə-tăk′sē]
  1. The pattern of leaf distribution and arrangement on a stem.
Related formsphyllotactic adjective
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