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- noun Same as
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- noun botany The frequently
specialisedor reduced leafproduced at the first nodeof a new shoot.
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- noun a plant structure resembling a leaf
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The third kind of leaf is a modified structure called the = prophyll = or
The portion of the prophyll between the keels is concave due to the pressure of the main stem, while the sides beyond the keels bend forward clasping the stem.