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Definition of phytosanitary

: of, relating to, or being measures for the control of plant diseases especially in agricultural crops phytosanitary treatments a phytosanitary commission

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First Known Use of phytosanitary

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phytosanitary

phyt- + sanitary

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“Phytosanitary.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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