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- n. Marked changes in leaf morphology induced by environmental conditions; the ability to display such changes.
- n. Significant variation in leaf shape on a same plant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the condition of having leaves different from the regular form.
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This is the condition to which the term heterophylly properly applies.
Commonly, more than one type may be found on a single plant; this is called heterophylly.
= -- This term, applied specially to the varied form which the flowers or some of their constituent elements assume on the same plant, is an analogous phenomenon to what has been above spoken of as heterophylly, and, like it, it cannot, except under special circumstances, be considered as of teratological importance.