bifoliate (adj.) "having two leaves," 1817, from BI- (Cf. bi-) + FOLIATE (Cf. foliate).

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  • Bifoliate — Bi*fo li*ate, a. [Pref. bi + foliate.] (Bot.) Having two leaves; two leaved. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bifoliate — [bī fō′lē it, bī fō′lēāt΄] adj. [ BI 1 + FOLIATE] Bot. having two leaves …   English World dictionary

  • bifoliate — /buy foh lee it, ayt /, adj. having two leaves. [1830 40; BI 1 + FOLIATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • bifoliate — adjective Having exactly two leaves or leaflets. See Also: foliate …   Wiktionary

  • bifoliate — adj. having two leaves …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bifoliate — bi·foliate …   English syllables

  • bifoliate — /baɪˈfoʊliət / (say buy fohleeuht), / eɪt/ (say ayt) adjective having two leaves or leaflets …   Australian English dictionary

  • bifoliate — adjective having two leaves • Similar to: ↑leafy …   Useful english dictionary

  • bifoliate colony — (BRYOZOA: Stenolaemata) An erect colony formed by two layers of zooids budding back to back from the interior multizooidal median wall …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Cattleya dormaniana — Dorman s Cattleya Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked) …   Wikipedia

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