cu·​mat·​o·​phyte | \ kyüˈmatəˌfīt \
variants: or less commonly cumaphyte \ ˈkyüməˌ-​ \
plural -s

Definition of cumatophyte

: a plant adapted for growth under surf conditions : surf plant

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Other Words from cumatophyte

cumatophytic \ (ˈ)kyü¦matə¦fitik \ or less commonly cumaphytic \ ¦kyümə¦-​ \ adjective

History and Etymology for cumatophyte

cumatophyte irregular from Greek kymato- (from kymat-, kyma wave) + English -phyte; cumaphyte irregular from Greek kyma wave + English -phyte

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“Cumatophyte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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