Meaning of megaphyll in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɛɡəfɪl/


  • 1Botany
    A type of leaf, found in ferns and some higher plants, which is usually large and has a complex vascular system with leaf gaps in the stem stele. Opposed to microphyll.

  • 2Botany Ecology
    In the Raunkiaer system of leaf-size classification: a very large leaf with a surface area greater than 1640 square centimetres.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in New Phytologist. From mega- + -phyll, in sense 2 after Danish megafyl.