Origin of -phyllous
Words nearby -phyllous
WORDS THAT USE -PHYLLOUS
What does -phyllous mean?
The form –phyllous ultimately comes from Greek phýllon, meaning “leaf.” The Latin cognate of phýllon is folium, also meaning “leaf,” which is the source of words such as foil, foliage, and folio. To learn more, check out our entries for these three terms.
Examples of -phyllous
A scientific term that uses the form –phyllous is stenophyllous, “having narrow leaves.”
The steno– part of the word means “narrow,” from Greek stenós. The –phyllous part of the word means “having leaves,” as we know. Stenophyllous literally translates to “having narrow leaves.”
What are some words that use the combining form –phyllous?
- monophyllous (using the equivalent form of –phyllous in Greek)
What are some other forms that –phyllous may be commonly confused with?