-phyte

-phyte

variant of phyto- as final element of compound words: lithophyte.
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-phyte
 
n combining form
indicating a plant of a specified type or habitat: lithophyte; thallophyte
 
[from Greek phuton plant]
 
-phytic
 
adj combining form

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-phyte suff.

  1. A plant with a specified character or habitat: saprophyte.

  2. A pathological growth: osteophyte.

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