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a combining form meaning “plant,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, -phyte.
Origin of phyto-
< Greek phyt(ón) a plant + -o- Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for phyto-


combining form
indicating a plant or vegetation: phytogenesis
Word Origin
from Greek phuton plant, from phuein to make grow
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Word Origin and History for phyto-

word-forming element meaning "plant," from Greek phyton "plant," literally "that which has grown," from phyein "to grow" (see physic).

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phyto- in Medicine

phyto- or phyt-
Plant: phytohormones.

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