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phyllo-

(word root) leaf
Examples of words with the root phyllo-: phyllopod
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phyllo-

or phyll-
pref.
Leaf: phylloid.

[Greek, from phullon, leaf; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]
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phyllo-

or before a vowel

phyll-

combining form
(Botany) leaf: phyllopod.
[from Greek phullon leaf]
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phyl•lo

(ˈfi loʊ)

n.
flaky, tissue-thin layers of pastry used in baked desserts and appetizers.
[1945–50; < Modern Greek phýllo(n) literally, leaf; see phyllo-]

phyllo-

a combining form meaning “leaf”: phyllotaxy.
[< Greek, comb. form of phýllon]
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