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aerophyte

[air-uh-fahyt]
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noun Botany.
  1. epiphyte.
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Origin of aerophyte

First recorded in 1830–40; aero- + -phyte
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British Dictionary definitions for aerophyte

aerophyte

noun
  1. another name for epiphyte
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Word Origin and History for aerophyte

n.

1840, perhaps via French aerophyte, from aero- + -phyte "plant."

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aerophyte in Science

aerophyte

[ârə-fīt′]
  1. See epiphyte.
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