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foliole Line breaks: fo¦li|ole
Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊlɪəʊl/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of foliole in English:


Each of the leaflike structures that together make up a compound leaf.
Example sentences
  • Mean values of several extractions, each from a different leaf foliole, were calculated.
  • One foliole forming a tomato leaf was used for two separate extractions.
  • Later, the foliole becomes dry, the knot falls apart, and the development takes its course.


Mid 18th century: French, from Latin foliolum, diminutive of folium 'leaf'.

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