foliolate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj foliolate (often used as a combining form) having leaflets (compound leaves) or a specified kind or number of leaflets "`foliolate' is combined with the prefix `bi' to form the word `bifoliolate'"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Foliolate Of or pertaining to leaflets; -- used in composition; as, bi-foliolate .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • foliolate In botany, of or pertaining to, or consisting of, leaflets: used in composition: as, bifoliolate, having two leaflets; trifoliolate, having three leaflets.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Foliolate of or pertaining to leaflets
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., dim. of L. folium, a leaf.

Usage

In literature:

Folioles: leaf-like processes from a margin or protuberance.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Fronds digitately 4-foliolate or filiform.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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