phylloclad


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phyl·lo·clade

 (fĭl′ə-klād′) also phyl·lo·clad (-klăd′)
n.
A flattened, photosynthetic branch or stem that resembles or performs the function of a leaf; a cladode.

[New Latin phyllocladium : phyllo- + Greek klados, branch.]
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Noun1.phylloclad - a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leafphylloclad - 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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