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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cataphyllnoun

    a reduced or scarcely developed leaf at the start of a plant's life (i.e., cotyledons) or in the early stages of leaf development

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  1. cataphyllnoun

    A leaf, sometimes abortive, sometimes persistent, that does not develop into a photosynthetic structure, but instead fulfills protective or storage functions. Examples include cotyledons, bud-scales, glochids, rhizome-scales, and bulb-scales.

Wikipedia

  1. Cataphyll

    In plant morphology, a cataphyll (sometimes also called a cataphyllum or cataphyll leaf) is a reduced, small leaf. Many plants have both "true leaves" (euphylls), which perform most of the photosynthesis, and cataphylls, which are modified to perform other functions.Cataphylls include bracts, bracteoles and bud scales, as well as any small leaves that resemble scales, known as scale leaves. The functions of cataphylls, such as bud scales, may be short-lived, and they are often shed after their function is fulfilled.

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  1. cataphyll

    A cataphyll is a type of reduced, small leaf, often found in plants, that is non-photosynthetic and helps protect bud tissues or young shoots in various plant species. The function of cataphylls is generally more structural and protective rather than contributing to photosynthesis. They usually fall off once the plant has matured.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cataphyll in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cataphyll in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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