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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.]
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(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]
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(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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Kinetic model Opuntia biomass Cladodes Ectodermis PFORE [q.sub.e] 17446 19.893 [k.sub.1] 0.273 0.265 [R.sup.2] 0,965 0.943 PSORE [q.sub.e] 16.207 15.015 [k.sub.2] 0.656 0.765 [v.sub.0] 108.696 172.414 [R.sup.2] 0.970 0.957 Intraparticle diffusion [k.sub.d] 2.333 2.053 [R.sup.2] 0.536 0.491 Sorbent dosage: 1.0 g [L.sup.-1] and Cr(VI) concentration: 10 mg [L.sup.-1], pH 2.0.
violacea Engelm.) is a short shrub (up to 1 m tall), with orbiculate or obovate cladodes, 10-20 cm long, 6-18 cm wide.
Burly six- to eight-inch spines cover each of the green cladodes. The thorns wilt and disappear under the flames.
monacantha cladodes. The plant cladodes were extracted with methanol and then fractionized with various organic solvents (n-hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate and n-butanol).
Water potentials for developing cladodes and fruits of a succulent plant including xylem-versus-phloem implications for water movements.
Unexpectedly, the plants also took up selenium, volatilizing some of it and keeping some in their fruit and leaf-like stems (cladodes).
dillenii cladodes of uniform shape and maturity were collected from Donghai Island, Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, China.
This species dominates the nopal ecosystem through its long life span and ability to reproduce vegetatively by rooting of cladodes (Mandujano et al., 1998).
The cladodes (the cactus leaves or pads) are covered with stiff thorns, while the tuna has detachable microscopic hairs, called glochids, that can easily penetrate bare skin.