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Bearing no leaves; leafless.

[From New Latin aphyllus, from Greek aphullos : a-, without; see a-1 + phullon, leaf; see -phyllous.]

a′phyl′ly (ā′fĭl′ē) n.


(Botany) (of plants) having no leaves
[C19: from New Latin aphyllus, from Greek aphullos, from a-1 + phullon leaf]
aˈphylly n
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Adj.1.aphyllous - having no leaves
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
leafless - having no leaves
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From the Greek a, without, phyllon, leaf, and clados, branch, with reference to the aphyllous branches.
This group includes the leafless or aphyllous plants, which normally lack leaves altogether.
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