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

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Definition of foliole in English:


Each of the leaflike structures that together make up a compound leaf.
Example sentences
  • The flowers stand normally three together, in the axil of a foliole.
  • Stems and leaves divided into multiple folioles in bas-relief bend so as wholly to fill the decorative field.
  • 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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