Definition of phyto-

: plant phytophagous

History and Etymology for phyto-

borrowed from Greek, combining form of phytón, noun derivative from neuter of phytós, verbal adjective of phýein "to bring forth, produce," phýesthai "to grow, spring up" — more at be

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“Phyto-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phyto-. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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