microphyll

microphyll
\\ˈmīkrəˌfil\ noun (-s)
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary micr- + -phyll
1. : a small leaf
2. : a plant (as a xerophyte) having small leaves

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microphyll /mīˈkrō-fil/
noun
A relatively small leaf type, as found in club mosses and quillworts
ORIGIN: Gr mikros little, and phyllon leaf
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microphyllous /-filˈəs/ adjective

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