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 (fĭl′ōd) also phyl·lo·di·um (fĭ-lō′dē-əm)
n. pl. phyl·lodes also phyl·lo·di·a (-lō′dē-ə)
A flattened leafstalk that functions as a leaf, as in an acacia.

[New Latin phyllōdium, from Greek phullōdēs, leaflike : phullon, leaf; see phyllo- + -ōdēs, adj. suff.; see collodion.]

phyl·lo′di·al adj.
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(ˈfɪl oʊd)

an expanded petiole resembling and having the function of a leaf, but without a true blade.
[1840–50; < Greek phyllṓdēs leaflike. See phyllo-, -ode1]
phyl•lo′di•al, adj.
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