Having a specified kind or number of leaves or leaflike parts: diphyllous.
[From New Latin -phyllus, from Greek -phullos, from phullon, leaf; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]
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adj combining form
(Botany) having leaves of a specified number or type: monophyllous.
[from Greek -phullos of a leaf]
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a combining form meaning “having leaves” of the kind or number specified by the initial element: diphyllous; heterophyllous.
[< Greek -phyllos, derivative of phýllon leaf; see -ous]
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