(ecology) the surface of a leaf considered as a habitat, esp for microorganisms Also called phyllosphere
[fil-uh-pod] /ˈfɪl əˌpɒd/ noun 1. any crustacean of the order Phyllopoda, having leaflike swimming appendages. adjective 2. belonging or pertaining to the Phyllopoda.
[fil-oh-kwi-nohn, -kwin-ohn] /ˌfɪl oʊ kwɪˈnoʊn, -ˈkwɪn oʊn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. . /ˌfɪləʊkwɪˈnəʊn/ noun 1. a viscous fat-soluble liquid occurring in plants: essential for the production of prothrombin, required in blood clotting. Formula: C31H46O2 Also vitamin K1 phylloquinone (fĭl’ə-kwĭn’ōn’, -kwī’nōn’) See vitamin K1.
[fil-oh-sil-i-kit, -keyt] /ˌfɪl oʊˈsɪl ɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt/ noun 1. any mineral having the tetrahedral groups linked in sheets, each group containing four oxygen atoms, three of which are shared with other groups so that the ratio of silicon atoms to oxygen atoms is two to five. /ˌfɪləʊˈsɪlɪkeɪt/ noun 1. any of a class of silicate […]
/ˈfɪləʊˌsfɪə/ noun 1. another name for phylloplane