Definition of Phyllody

1. n. A retrograde metamorphosis of the floral organs to the condition of leaves.



Definition of Phyllody

1. Noun. (botany) A retrograde metamorphosis of the floral organs to the condition of leaves. ¹

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Definition of Phyllody

1. a flower transformation [n PHYLLODIES]

Medical Definition of Phyllody

1. A retrograde metamorphosis of the floral organs to the condition of leaves. See: Phyllodium. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phyllody

phyllocladia
phyllocladium
phyllocyanin
phyllocyanine
phyllocyst
phyllocysts
phyllode
phyllodes
phyllodes tumour
phyllodia
phyllodial
phyllodies
phyllodineous
phyllodium
phyllodulcin
phyllody (current term)
phylloid
phylloids
phyllolepid
phyllolepids
phyllomania
phyllome
phyllomes
phyllomic
phyllomorphosis
phyllophagan
phyllophagous
phyllophorous
phyllopod
phyllopoda

Literary usage of Phyllody

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1. Vegetable Teratology: An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual by Maxwell Tylden Masters (1869)
"phyllody of the calyx.—Sepals under ordinary circumstances are so like leaves, that it is not wonderful that * 'Descr. et Icon. Plant.,' tab. 20. ..."

2. Manual of Plant Diseases by Paul Sorauer, Gustav Lindau, Ludwig Reh, Frances Dorrance (1922)
"Thus phyllody of individual flowers and inflorescences is produced by injuries ... In the younger plants 25 per cent, showed an actual phyllody, since the ..."

3. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science by Indiana Academy of Science (1922)
"This instance of phyllody in Trillium nivale, however, seems to be extremely rare and is all the more surprising when it is remembered that the genus ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... the existence of the plant, since many of these malforma- ons—eg double flowers, phyllody of floral parts, contortions id fascinations, ..."

5. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1900)
"Masters,' in treating of phyllody, states that this occurs less frequently ... He gives a list of species in which phyllody of the stamens has been noted, ..."

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