aphyllous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj aphyllous having no leaves
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Aphyllous (Bot) Destitute of leaves, as the broom rape, certain euphorbiaceous plants, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aphyllous In botany, destitute of leaves: applied to flowering plants that are naturally leafless, as most Cactaceæ, and to thallogenous cryptogams.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Aphyllous a-fil′us (bot.) destitute of leaves.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ; 'a priv. + leaf
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. a, neg., phyllon, a leaf.