Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the state of being aphyllous; an entire suppression of leaves, as ordinarily occurs in most Cactaceæ, etc.
“The terms aphylly, meiophylly, and meiotaxy may be employed, according as the individual leaves are altogether wanting, or with reference to the diminished number of parts in a whorl, or a decrease in the verticils.”
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