phy·​to·​ge·​og·​ra·​phy | \ ˌfī-tō-jē-ˈä-grə-fē How to pronounce phytogeography (audio) \

Definition of phytogeography

: the biogeography of plants

Other Words from phytogeography

phytogeographer \ ˌfī-​tō-​jē-​ˈä-​grə-​fər How to pronounce phytogeography (audio) \ noun
phytogeographical \ ˌfī-​tō-​ˌjē-​ə-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl How to pronounce phytogeography (audio) \ or phytogeographic \ ˌfī-​tō-​ˌjē-​ə-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce phytogeography (audio) \ adjective
phytogeographically \ ˌfī-​tō-​ˌjē-​ə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce phytogeography (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of phytogeography

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phytogeography

probably borrowed from French phytogéographie, from phyto- phyto- + géographie geography, as translation of Danish Plantegeographie or German Pflanzengeographie

Note: The Danish word and the German equivalent were disseminated by the publication of Grundtræk til en almindelig Plantengeographie (1822), and its German translation Grundzüge einer allgemeinen Pflanzengeographie (1823), by the Danish botanist and politician Joakim Frederik Schouw (1789-1852).

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“Phytogeography.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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