phyllode

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phyl·lode

 (fĭl′ōd) also phyl·lo·di·um (fĭ-lō′dē-əm)
n. pl. phyl·lodes also phyl·lo·di·a (-lō′dē-ə)
A flattened leafstalk that functions as a leaf, as in an acacia.

[New Latin phyllōdium, from Greek phullōdēs, leaflike : phullon, leaf; see phyllo- + -ōdēs, adj. suff.; see collodion.]

phyl·lo′di·al adj.

phyllode

(ˈfɪləʊd) or

phyllodium

n
(Botany) a flattened leafstalk that resembles and functions as a leaf
[C19: from New Latin phyllodium, from Greek phullōdēs leaflike]
phylˈlodial adj

phyl•lode

(ˈfɪl oʊd)

n.
an expanded petiole resembling and having the function of a leaf, but without a true blade.
[1840–50; < Greek phyllṓdēs leaflike. See phyllo-, -ode1]
phyl•lo′di•al, adj.
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Noun1.phyllode - an expanded petiole taking on the function of a leaf bladephyllode - an expanded petiole taking on the function of a leaf blade
leafstalk, petiole - the slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf