sciophyte

noun
scio·​phyte | \ ˈsīəˌfīt \
plural -s

Definition of sciophyte

: a plant that endures or thrives best at lowered light intensity

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First Known Use of sciophyte

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sciophyte

sci- + -phyte

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The first known use of sciophyte was in 1902

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“Sciophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sciophyte. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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