phyto

phyto-

a combining form meaning “plant,” used in the formation of compound words: phytogenesis.
Also, -phyte.


Origin:
< Greek phyt(ón) a plant + -o-

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phyto- or (before a vowel) phyt-
 
combining form
indicating a plant or vegetation: phytogenesis
 
[from Greek phuton plant, from phuein to make grow]
 
phyt- or (before a vowel) phyt-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek phuton plant, from phuein to make grow]

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phyto-
comb. form meaning "plant," from Gk. phyton "plant," lit. "that which has grown," from phyein "to grow" (see physic).
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phyto- or phyt-
pref.
Plant: phytohormones.

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