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Meaning of perfoliate

per•fo•li•ate

Pronunciation: (pur-fō'lē-it, -āt"), [key]
— adj. Bot.
  1. having the stem apparently passing through the leaf, owing to congenital union of the basal edges of the leaf round the stem.
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