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

[New Latin phyllocladium : phyllo- + Greek klados, branch.]


(ˈfɪləʊˌkleɪd) or


(Botany) other names for cladode
[C19: from New Latin phyllocladium, from phyllo- + Greek klados branch]
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Noun1.phylloclade - a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leafphylloclade - 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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Stems are modified into phylloclades and leaves are reduced, few or none, linear sublet; flowers are light pink, sweet-scented in axillary fascicles; nuts are oblong, densely clothed with reddish brown bristles (Pullaiah 2006).