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variant of phyto- as final element of compound words: lithophyte.
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British Dictionary definitions for -phyte
n combining form
indicating a plant of a specified type or habitatlithophyte; thallophyte
Derived forms of -phyte-phytic, adj combining form
Word Origin for -phyte
from Greek phuton plant
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Medical definitions for -phyte
A plant with a specified character or habitat:saprophyte.
A pathological growth:osteophyte.
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