Definition of -phyte

1 : plant having a (specified) characteristic or habitat xerophyte
2 : pathological outgrowth osteophyte

History and Etymology for -phyte

borrowed from Greek phytón "plant" — more at phyto-

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“-phyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-phyte. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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