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phanerophyte

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noun phan·er·o·phyte \ˈfa-nə-rə-ˌfīt, fə-ˈner-ə-\

Definition of phanerophyte

  1. :  a perennial plant that bears its perennating buds well above the surface of the ground



Origin of phanerophyte

Greek phaneros + International Scientific Vocabulary -phyte


First Known Use: 1913


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