/duy fil"euhs/, adj. Bot.
having two leaves.
[1780-90; < NL diphyllus. See DI-1, -PHYLLOUS]

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  • Diphyllous — Diph yl*lous (d[i^]f [i^]l*l[u^]s or d[ i]*f[i^]l ), a. [Gr. di = di s twice + fy llon leaf: cf. F. diphylle.] (Bot.) Having two leaves, as a calyx, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diphyllous — [dī fil′əs] adj. having two leaves or sepals …   English World dictionary

  • diphyllous — di·phyllous …   English syllables

  • diphyllous — /daɪˈfɪləs/ (say duy filuhs) adjective having two leaves. {di 1 + phyllous} …  

  • diphyllous — (ˈ)dī|filəs adjective Etymology: New Latin diphyllus, from di + phyllus phyllous : having two leaves …   Useful english dictionary

  • -phyllous — a combining form meaning having leaves of the kind or number specified by the initial element: diphyllous; monophyllous. [ < Gk phyllos, deriv. of phýllon leaf] * * * …   Universalium

  • -phyllous — aff. pln a combining form meaning “having leaves” of the kind or number specified by the initial element: diphyllous; heterophyllous[/ex] • Etymology: < Gk phyllos, der. of phýllon leaf; see ous …   From formal English to slang

  • -phyllous — a word element forming an adjective termination meaning having leaves , leaved , or implying some connection with a leaf, as in diphyllous, epiphyllous, monophyllous, polyphyllous. {Greek phyllos relating to a leaf} …  

  • -phyllous — |filəs adjective combining form Etymology: New Latin phyllus, from Greek phyllos, from phyllon leaf more at blow 1. : having (such or so many) leaves, leaflets, or leaflike parts isophyllous oligophyllous m …   Useful english dictionary

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