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Having dissimilar leaves on one plant.

het′er·o·phyl′ly n.
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(ˌhɛtərəʊˈfɪləs; ˌhɛtəˈrɒfɪləs)
(Botany) (of plants such as arrowhead) having more than one type of leaf on the same plant. Also: anisophyllous
ˈheteroˌphylly n
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(ˌhɛt ər əˈfɪl əs)

having different kinds of leaves on the same plant.
het′er•o•phyl`ly, n.
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