Polytomous Po*lyt"o*mous, a. [Poly- + Gr. ? a cutting, fr. ? to cut.] (Bot.) Subdivided into many distinct subordinate parts, which, however, not being jointed to the petiole, are not true leaflets; -- said of leaves. --Henslow. [1913 Webster]

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