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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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Kerbadj, malgre sa morphologie chetive, reste un bon [beaucoup moins que] encaisseur [beaucoup plus grand que], surtout quand il se fait ventiler par les [beaucoup moins que] experimentes [beaucoup plus grand que] de cette manœuvre qui ont resiste a tous les coups de cladode de cactus.
Anti-diabetic effects of polysaccharides from Opuntia megacantha cladode in normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.
plants can increase in size exponentially because new cladodes are produced from buds atop each cladode.
In the first method, the picker grabs the ripe tuna and detaches it from the cactus pad by twisting it off gently, taking care not to damage the connection point to the cladode.
Cockerell (1922) considered it to be a liliaceous flowering cladode, but closer examination of the type specimen, and other subsequently recovered specimens, shows features characteristic of fin-winged fruits (Fig.
This predictability also extends to other desert species such as Opuntia where the fresh weights of cladodes are correlated with cladode width ([r.
Le boomerang aura l'effet de fouettage par cladode de cactus.
Pretreatment with lyophilized cladode extracts in the rats revealed a protective action against ethanol-induced ulcer formation (Galati et al.
Flowers develop from the areolar meristems in pricklypear, which can produce either a flower or a cladode (Bowers 1996).
Caryophyllales: Cactaceae), is a socially and economically important plant for Mexico, as the young cladode is used as a vegetable and forage, and its fruit (Tuna) fetches a good price in the domestic market.
Female moths lay about 40-100 eggs one on top of the other to form an eggstick that is attached to the tip of a cactus spine or directly to a cladode.