Entry from British & World English dictionary
Each of the leaflike structures that together make up a compound leaf.
- 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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