Definition: A flattened leaflike petiole; applied to any structure resembling a leaf, especially to a cross-section of a neoplasm with a foliated structure, such as cystosarcoma phyllodes.
[G. phyllodes, like leaves, fr. phyllon, leaf, + eidos, resemblance]
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