-phyte

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek φυτόν (phuton, plant).

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-phyte

  1. A taxonomic group of plants or algae, e.g. arthrophyte, cyanophyte.
  2. A plant that grows in a specified habitat, e.g. acrophyte.
  3. A plant that grows in a specified form or habit, e.g. anthophyte, macrophyte.
  4. A pathological growth, e.g. osteophyte.

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Last modified on 8 October 2013, at 03:05