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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cladode, cladophyll, phylloclad, phyllocladenoun

    a flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf

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  1. phyllocladenoun

    A flattened stem, a type of cladode that has limited extension growth and resembles a leaf.

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  1. Phylloclade

    Phylloclades and cladodes are flattened, photosynthetic shoots, which are usually considered to be modified branches. The two terms are used either differently or interchangeably by different authors. Phyllocladus, a genus of conifer, is named after these structures. Phylloclades/cladodes have been identified in fossils dating from as early as the Permian.

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  1. phylloclade

    A phylloclade is a type of plant structure where the stem performs the function of leaves, which are typically absent or extremely reduced. These flattened or cylindrically shaped stems participate in photosynthesis, and are commonly found in plants that live in arid or desert environments. Examples of plants with phylloclades include cacti and certain species of Euphorbia.

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  1. Phylloclade

    Phylloclades and cladodes are flattened, photosynthetic shoots, which are modified branches. The two terms are used differently or interchangeably by different authors. Phyllocladus, a genus of conifer, is named after these structures. Phylloclades/cladodes have been identified in fossils dating from as early as the Permian. By one definition, phylloclades are a subset of cladodes, those that greatly resemble or perform the function of leaves, as in Butcher's broom as well as Phyllanthus and some Asparagus species. By an alternative definition, cladodes are distinguished by their limited growth and that they involve only one or two internodes. By this definition, some of the most leaf-like structures are cladodes, rather than phylloclades. By that definition, Phyllanthus has phylloclades, but Ruscus and Asparagus have cladodes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of phylloclade in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of phylloclade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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