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- n. The over-production of leaves by a plant (usually a tree).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An abnormal or excessive production of leaves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In botany, the production of leaves in unusual numbers or in unusual places.
= -- The term phyllomania has been vaguely applied both to the production of an unwonted number of leaves and to their development in unusual situations.
The term "phyllomania," as ordinarily used, is applied to an unwonted development of leafy tissue, as in some begonias where the scales or ramenta are replaced by small leaflets, or as in some cabbage leaves, from the surface of which project, at right angles to the primary plane, other secondary leafy plates; but these are, strictly speaking, cases of hypertrophy (see Hypertrophy).
(phyllomania, autophyllogeny) has already been alluded to at p. 355.