heterophyllous definition

  • adjective:
    • Having dissimilar leaves on one plant.
    • Having leaves of various kinds upon similar plant
    • Having leaves in excess of one form for a passing fancy plant.
  • others:
    • In botany, having two different types of leaves on the same stem, as Potamogeton heterophyllus, which has wide floating leaves, with slim leaves submerged in the liquid.
    • In Zoöl., regarding or obtaining the characters regarding the Heterophylli, as an ammonite.

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