Definition of Cladode

1. Noun. A flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf.

Exact synonyms: Cladophyll, Phylloclad, Phylloclade
Generic synonyms: Stalk, Stem



Definition of Cladode

1. Noun. (botany) A flattened organ arising from the stem of a plant. These often replace the leaves in photosynthetic function, as leaves in such plants (for example asparagus, butchers broom) are typically reduced to scales. Acquisition and Diversification of Cladodes: Leaf-Like Organs in the Genus Asparagus May also refer to the generally flattened shoot such as the cactus shown. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cladode

1. a leaflike part of a stem [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cladode

1. The photosynthetic stem of a plant whose foliage leaves are absent or much reduced. Compare: phyllode. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cladode

cladic
cladinose
cladiosis
cladisitic analysis
cladism
cladisms
cladist
cladistic
cladistically
cladistics
cladists
clado-
cladoceran
cladocerans
cladode (current term)
cladodes
cladodial
cladogeneses
cladogenesis
cladogenetic
cladogram
cladograms
cladophore
cladophyll
cladophylls
cladoptosis
cladosporiosis
cladosporium
cladoxylopsid

Literary usage of Cladode

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1. Veitch's Manual of the Coniferae: Containing a General Review of the Order by Adolphus Henry Kent (1900)
"... a cladode (Bâillon), a greatly developed placenta (Sachs), or any other form of growth, this much may be accepted as consistent with the facts of ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... the small flowers arc unisexual and borne on the face of the cladode; the male contains three stamens, the filaments of which arc united to form a short ..."

3. A Glossary of Botanic Terms, with Their Derivation and Accent by Benjamin Daydon Jackson (1905)
"... Ciado- phy/l'a ('¡w\\oi>, a leaf), a branch assuming the form and function of a leaf, a cladode ..."

4. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun, Francis Wall Oliver (1902)
"The illustration opposite at once makes the matter clear. It represents two cladode-bearing plants, viz. two species of Butcher's-broom (Ruscus ..."

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