Definition of -phyte
1 : plant having a (specified) characteristic or habitat <xerophyte>
2 : pathological outgrowth <osteophyte>
Origin of -phyte
International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek phyton plant
Medical Definition of -phyte
1: plant having a (specified) characteristic or habitat <saprophyte>
2: pathological growth <osteophyte>
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