A leaf whose blade is much reduced or absent, and whose petiole and rachis have assumed the functions of the whole leaf. Compare cladode.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Phyl"lode (?), n. Bot.

Same as Phyllodium.

 

© Webster 1913.

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