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[fil-ohm] /ˈfɪl oʊm/

noun, Botany.
a leaf of a plant.
a structure corresponding to a plant leaf.
a leaf or a leaflike organ
A leaf or a plant part that evolved from a leaf.


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    [fi-lof-uh-guh s] /fɪˈlɒf ə gəs/ adjective, Zoology. 1. (of an organism) feeding on leaves. adj. “leaf-eating,” 1819, from phyllo- + -phagous.

  • Phyllophobia

    noun a fear of leaves Word Origin phyllo- ‘leaf’

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    [fil-uh-fawr, -fohr] /ˈfɪl əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr/ noun, Botany. 1. the terminal bud of a stem, especially of the stem of a palm.

  • Phylloplane

    /ˈfɪləʊˌpleɪn/ noun 1. (ecology) the surface of a leaf considered as a habitat, esp for microorganisms Also called phyllosphere

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