Definition of Compound leaf

1. Noun. A leaf composed of a number of leaflets on a common stalk.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Compound Leaf

compound eyes
compound flap
compound fraction
compound fracture
compound gland
compound granule cell
compound heterozygote
compound hyperopic astigmatism
compound imperative
compound imperatives
compound interest
compound interests
compound interval
compound intervals
compound joint
compound leaf (current term)
compound lens
compound lever
compound lipids
compound machine
compound machines
compound meter
compound microscope
compound microscopes
compound modifier
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compound myopic astigmatism
compound name
compound nevus
compound number

Literary usage of Compound leaf

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1. Structural Botany: Or Organography on the Basis of Morphology. To which is by Asa Gray (1879)
"The leaflets of a compound leaf being homologous with the lobes or segments of a simple leaf, indeed being such segments fully isolated, the two sorts fall ..."

2. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical (1869)
"A compound leaf is a simple leaf, or a multiple of them, attached to a stalk ... The leaves of a compound leaf are called leaflets: they are generally ..."

3. Class Book of Botany: Being Outlines of the Structure, Physiology and by Alphonso Wood (1861)
"The following pinnate-veined forms, approaching the compound leaf, depend less upon the proportion of the ISO 1"! 1SS 183 Forms of leaves. ..."

4. Gray's Botanical Text-book by Asa Gray (1879)
"The leaflets of a compound leaf being homologous with the lobes or ... A pin- nately veined simple leaf is the homologue of one kind of compound leaf; ..."

5. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1887)
"A compound leaf is one which has its blade in entirely separate parts, ... as a divided simple leaf, or a compound leaf, according to the circumstances. ..."

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