Phyllous
Phyllous Phyl"lous, a. (Bot.) Homologous with a leaf; as, the sepals, petals, stamens, and pistils are phyllous organs. [1913 Webster]

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  • -phyllous — [fil′əs] [see PHYLL(O) & OUS] combining form forming adjectives having (a specified number or kind of) leaves, leaflets, etc. [heterophyllous] …   English World dictionary

  • phyllous — di·phyllous; epi·phyllous; …   English syllables

  • -phyllous — adjective combining form Etymology: New Latin phyllus, from Greek phyllos, from phyllon leaf more at blade having (such or so many) leaves, leaflets, or leaflike parts < heterophyllous > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • -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 — phyl·lous …   English syllables

  • -phyllous — aff. pln a combining form meaning “having leaves” of the kind or number specified by the initial element: diphyllous; heterophyllous[/ex] • Etymology: < Gk phyllos, der. of phýllon leaf; see ous …   From formal English to slang

  • -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

  • dasyphyllous — |dasə|filəs adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary dasy + phyllous 1. : having leaves thick or thickly set 2. : having woolly leaves * * * /das euh fil euhs/, adj. Bot. having very hairy leaves. [DASY + PHYLLOUS] * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • eriophyllous — |erēō|filəs adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary erio + phyllous : having leaves with a cottony pubescence * * * /er ee oh fil euhs/, adj. Bot. having leaves covered with a woolly pubescence. [ < Gk erio (comb. form of… …   Useful english dictionary

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