noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1875 a plant part that is a leaf or is phylogenetically derived from a leaf

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  • Phyllome — Phyl lome, n. [Gr. ? foliage, fr. ? a leaf.] (Bot.) A foliar part of a plant; any organ homologous with a leaf, or produced by metamorphosis of a leaf. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phyllome — [fil′ōm΄] n. [ModL phylloma < Gr phyllōma, foliage < phylloun, to cover with leaves < phyllon, a leaf: see BLOOM1] Bot. a leaf or analogous member phyllomic [fi läm′ik, filō′mik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • phyllome — phyllomic /fi lom ik, loh mik/, adj. /fil ohm/, n. Bot. 1. a leaf of a plant. 2. a structure corresponding to a plant leaf. [1855 60; < NL phylloma < Gk phýlloma foliage. See PHYLL , OMA] * * * …   Universalium

  • phyllome — (fil lo m ) s. m. Terme de botanique. Ensemble des germes destinés à produire les feuilles qui sortiront du bourgeon. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Du grec, feuille …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • phyllome — phyl·lome …   English syllables

  • phyllome — phyl•lome [[t]ˈfɪl oʊm[/t]] n. bot a leaf or a plant part corresponding to a leaf • Etymology: 1855–60; < NL phyllōma < Gk phýllōma foliage. See phyllo , oma phyl•lom•ic fɪˈlɒm ɪk, ˈloʊ mɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • phyllome — /ˈfɪloʊm/ (say filohm) noun 1. a leaf of a plant. 2. a structure corresponding to it. {New Latin phyllōma, from Greek} –phyllomic /fəˈlɒmɪk/ (say fuh lomik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • phyllome — …   Useful english dictionary

  • -ome — noun suffix Etymology: New Latin oma, from Latin, oma mass < phyllome > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phyll- — or phyllo combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, from phyllon more at blade leaf < phyllome > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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