aerophyte

[ air-uh-fahyt ]
/ ˈɛər əˌfaɪt /

noun Botany.


RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. aerophobia,
  2. aerophobic,
  3. aerophone,
  4. aerophore,
  5. aerophoto,
  6. aeropiesotherapy,
  7. aeroplane,
  8. aeroplane cloth,
  9. aeroplane spin,
  10. aeroponics

Origin of aerophyte

First recorded in 1830–40; aero- + -phyte

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British Dictionary definitions for aerophyte

aerophyte

/ (ˈɛərəˌfaɪt) /

noun

another name for epiphyte
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Word Origin and History for aerophyte

aerophyte

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for aerophyte

aerophyte

[ ârə-fīt′ ]

See epiphyte.
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