[fil-uh-kleyd] /ˈfɪl əˌkleɪd/

noun, Botany.
a flattened stem or branch having the function of a leaf.
a cladophyll.
other names for cladode
A flattened, photosynthetic branch or stem that resembles or performs the function of a leaf, as in certain cacti such as the prickly pear.


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