heterophyllous


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het·er·o·phyl·lous

 (hĕt′ə-rō-fĭl′əs)
adj.
Having dissimilar leaves on one plant.

het′er·o·phyl′ly n.

heterophyllous

(ˌhɛtərəʊˈfɪləs; ˌhɛtəˈrɒfɪləs)
adj
(Botany) (of plants such as arrowhead) having more than one type of leaf on the same plant. Also: anisophyllous
ˈheteroˌphylly n

het•er•o•phyl•lous

(ˌhɛt ər əˈfɪl əs)

adj.
having different kinds of leaves on the same plant.
[1820–30]
het′er•o•phyl`ly, n.
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Following this definition, all plants would be heterophyllous.
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fructification, trunk, root, and frond architecture, but its heterophyllous foliage is well known.
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