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foliaceous

Line breaks: fo¦li|aceous
Pronunciation: /ˌfəʊlɪˈeɪʃəs
 
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Definition of foliaceous in English:

adjective

1Of or resembling a leaf or leaves.
Example sentences
  • The large elongated conical monopleurid, Petalodontiafelixi, has an exterior marked by strong foliaceous growth rugae and indistinct longitudinal ribs.
  • Ulva (sea lettuce) and Enteromorpha (gut weed) are cosmopolitan, intertidal marine algae that display a foliaceous morphology in their natural environment.
2chiefly Geology Consisting of thin sheets or laminae.
Example sentences
  • The distribution of species colony forms in the ordination suggests that the Tamana faunules are distinguished by more foliaceous species.
  • We observe many small, colorless scales of a foliaceous mineral.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin foliaceus 'leafy' (from folium 'leaf') + -ous.

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