Monophyllous
Monophyllous Mo*noph"yl*lous, a. [Gr. mono`fyllos; mo`nos alone + fy`llon leaf: cf. F. monophylle.] (Bot.) One-leaved; composed of a single leaf; as, a monophyllous involucre or calyx. [1913 Webster]

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  • monophyllous — [män΄ō fil′əs] adj. [Gr monophyllos < monos, single (see MONO ) + phyllon, leaf (see BLOOM1)] Bot. 1. having or consisting of only one leaf 2. having united sepals or petals …   English World dictionary

  • monophyllous — /mon euh fil euhs/, adj. Bot. 1. consisting of one leaf, as a calyx. 2. having only one leaf. [1740 50; < Gk monóphyllos. See MONO , PHYLLOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • monophyllous — /mɒnoʊˈfɪləs/ (say monoh filuhs) adjective 1. consisting of one leaf, as a calyx. 2. having only one leaf. {Greek monophyllos} …   Australian English dictionary

  • monophyllous — /mon euh fil euhs/, adj. Bot. 1. consisting of one leaf, as a calyx. 2. having only one leaf. [1740 50; < Gk monóphyllos. See MONO , PHYLLOUS] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lacinia — La*cin i*a, n.; pl. L. {Lacini[ae]}. [L., the lappet or flap of a garment.] 1. (Bot.) (a) One of the narrow, jagged, irregular pieces or divisions which form a sort of fringe on the borders of the petals of some flowers. (b) A narrow, slender… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laciniae — Lacinia La*cin i*a, n.; pl. L. {Lacini[ae]}. [L., the lappet or flap of a garment.] 1. (Bot.) (a) One of the narrow, jagged, irregular pieces or divisions which form a sort of fringe on the borders of the petals of some flowers. (b) A narrow,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -phyllous — a combining form meaning having leaves of the kind or number specified by the initial element: diphyllous; monophyllous. [ < Gk phyllos, deriv. of phýllon leaf] * * * …   Universalium

  • -phyllous — a word element forming an adjective termination meaning having leaves , leaved , or implying some connection with a leaf, as in diphyllous, epiphyllous, monophyllous, polyphyllous. {Greek phyllos relating to a leaf} …   Australian English dictionary

  • -phyllous — |filəs adjective combining form Etymology: New Latin phyllus, from Greek phyllos, from phyllon leaf more at blow 1. : having (such or so many) leaves, leaflets, or leaflike parts isophyllous oligophyllous m …   Useful english dictionary

  • gam|o|phyl|lous — «GAM uh FIHL uhs», adjective. Botany. having the leaves united; monophyllous. ╂[< Greek gámos marriage + phýllon leaf + English ous] …   Useful english dictionary

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