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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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clad•o•phyll(ˈklæd ə fɪl, ˈkleɪ də-)
a leaflike flattened branch that resembles and functions as a leaf. Also called cladode.
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