phyton

noun
phy·ton | \ ˈfī-ˌtän \

Definition of phyton 

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

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

Other words from phyton

phytonic \fī-ˈtä-nik \ adjective

First Known Use of phyton

1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for phyton

New Latin, from Greek, plant

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