cladophyll
noun Date: 1879 a flattened photosynthetic branch assuming the form of and closely resembling an ordinary foliage leaf

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Cladophyll — Clad o*phyll, n. [Gr. ? a sprout + ? a leaf.] (Bot.) A special branch, resembling a leaf, as in the apparent foliage of the broom ({Ruscus}) and of the common cultivated smilax ({Myrsiphillum}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cladophyll — [klad′ə fil΄] n. [< Gr klados, a branch (see HOLT) + phyllon, leaf: see PHYLL] a green, flattened branch arising from the axil of a leaf, with the shape and functions of a foliage leaf …   English World dictionary

  • Cladophyll — Cladophylls also called cladodes are photosynthetic branches or portions of a stem that resemble and function as a leaf, as in the asparagus. Cladophylls are flattened, modified stems that resemble leaves, many cacti (especially Opuntia ) and… …   Wikipedia

  • cladophyll — /klad euh fil, klay deuh /, n. Bot. a leaflike flattened branch that resembles and functions as a leaf. Also called cladode. [1875 80; CLADO + PHYLL] * * * …   Universalium

  • cladophyll — noun A flattened stem that has the photosynthetic function of a leaf …   Wiktionary

  • cladophyll — n. cladode, flattened stem that looks like a leaf and functions like it as well …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cladophyll — clad·o·phyll …   English syllables

  • cladophyll — clad•o•phyll [[t]ˈklæd ə fɪl, ˈkleɪ də [/t]] n. bot a leaflike flattened branch that resembles and functions as a leaf Also called cladode • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • cladophyll — noun a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf • Syn: ↑cladode, ↑phylloclad, ↑phylloclade • Hypernyms: ↑stalk, ↑stem * * * /klad euh fil, klay deuh /, n. Bot. a leaflike flattened branch that resembles and functions as a leaf. Also… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clad|ode — «KLAD ohd», noun. = cladophyll. (Cf. ↑cladophyll) …   Useful english dictionary

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