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1. petiole

noun. the slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf.

Synonyms

  • leafstalk
  • phyllode
  • stem

Antonyms

  • rear

Etymology

  • p├ętiole (French)

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Example sentences of the word petiole


1. Noun, singular or mass
The petiole is the part of the leaf stem or mid-rib at the base of the leaf where it joins the trunk stem.

2. Adjective
The base of the leaf by the petiole stem looks like the uneven lobes of a heart.

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