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phyton

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noun phy·ton \ˈfī-ˌtän\

Definition of phyton

  1. 1 :  a structural unit of a plant consisting of a leaf and its associated portion of stem

  2. 2 :  the smallest part of a stem, root, or leaf that when severed may grow into a new plant

phytonic

play \fī-ˈtä-nik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of phyton

New Latin, from Greek, plant


First Known Use: 1846


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