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A photosynthetic branch or portion of a stem that functions as or resembles a leaf, as the pad of a prickly-pear cactus. Also called cladophyll.

[New Latin cladōdium, from Late Greek kladōdēs, many-branched, from Greek klados, branch.]


(Botany) botany a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf, as in butcher's-broom. Also called: cladophyll or phylloclade
[C19: from New Latin cladōdium, from Late Greek kladōdēs having many shoots]


(ˈklæd ə fɪl, ˈkleɪ də-)

a leaflike flattened branch that resembles and functions as a leaf. Also called cladode.
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Noun1.cladode - a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leafcladode - a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf
stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
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It has a long tradition in its native Mexico, where yearly per capita consumption of nopalitos - the tasty young pads, known as cladodes - is 6.
Gigante' is a large plant with good biomass yield, whereas 'Miuda' has small size, branched stem with smaller cladodes and high energetic potential (Oliveira et al.
Optimisation of the pulsed vacuum osmotic dehydration of cladodes of fodder palm.
2003) observed that during vase life both species of Asparagus showed progressive senescence characterized by yellowing and falling of cladodes.
It is observed that Atta and Solenopsis ants cause great damages to the cladodes, flowers and fruits.
Miller cladodes and an artificial diet following the methods described by Marti et al.
Wet faeces produced by sheep fed dried spineless cactus pear cladodes in balanced diets.
It is an efficient water utilizing xerophyte, and both the young cladodes and fruits are suitable for human consumption [8].
Intestinal proteases of Moneilema armatum (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) fed with Opuntia cladodes
Productivity of cochineal insects Dactylopius coccus (Hemiptera: Dactylopiidae) reared on cactus pear cladodes Opuntia ficus-indica (cactacea) produced under different fertilization conditions.
The effects of simulated and natural rainfall on cochineal insects (Homoptera Dactylopiidae) colony distribution and survival on cactus cladodes.