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From Ancient Greek φυτόν (phutón, plant).



-phyte (plural -phytes)

  1. A taxonomic group of plants or algae, e.g. arthrophyte, cyanophyte. (Can we clean up(+) this sense?)
  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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