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1Of or resembling a leaf or leaves.
- ‘Ulva (sea lettuce) and Enteromorpha (gut weed) are cosmopolitan, intertidal marine algae that display a foliaceous morphology in their natural environment.’
- ‘The large elongated conical monopleurid, Petalodontiafelixi, has an exterior marked by strong foliaceous growth rugae and indistinct longitudinal ribs.’
- 1.1Geology Consisting of thin sheets or laminae.
- ‘The distribution of species colony forms in the ordination suggests that the Tamana faunules are distinguished by more foliaceous species.’
- ‘We observe many small, colorless scales of a foliaceous mineral.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin foliaceus leafy (from folium leaf) + -ous.
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