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phytogenesis

[fahy-tuh-jen-uh-sis] /ˌfaɪ təˈdʒɛn ə sɪs/
noun
1.
the origin and development of plants.
Also, phytogeny
[fahy-toj-uh-nee] /faɪˈtɒdʒ ə ni/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of phytogenesis
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; phyto- + genesis
Related forms
phytogenetic
[fahy-toh-juh-net-ik] /ˌfaɪ toʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
phytogenetical, adjective
phytogenetically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for phytogenesis

phytogenesis

/ˌfaɪtəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/
noun
1.
the branch of botany concerned with the origin and evolution of plants
Derived Forms
phytogenetic (ˌfaɪtəʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) adjective
phytogenetically, adverb
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