Homomallous Ho*mom"al*lous, a. [Homo- + Gr. ? a lock of wool.] (Bot.) Uniformly bending or curving to one side; -- said of leaves which grow on several sides of a stem.

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  • homomallous — homo·mal·lous …   English syllables

  • homomallous — pronunc at homo +|maləs adjective Etymology: hom + mallous (as in heteromallous) : uniformly curving to one side used of the leaves of mosses; opposed to heteromallous …   Useful english dictionary

  • heteromallous — |hed.ərō|maləs adjective Etymology: Greek heteromallos woolly, from hetero heter + mallos lock of wool : spreading or turning in different directions used of leaves of various mosses; opposed to homomallous …   Useful english dictionary

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