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  1. the branch of botany dealing with the description of plants.
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Origin of phytography

From the New Latin word phytographia, dating back to 1690–1700. See phyto-, -graphy
Related formsphy·tog·ra·pher, phy·tog·ra·phist, nounphy·to·graph·ic [fahy-tuh-graf-ik] /ˌfaɪ təˈgræf ɪk/, phy·to·graph·i·cal, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Phytography, relates to characterizing and describing plants.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • Phytography, fī-tog′raf-i, n. the department of botany relating to the particular description of species of plants.

British Dictionary definitions for phytography


  1. the branch of botany that is concerned with the detailed description of plants
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Derived Formsphytographic (ˌfaɪtəˈɡræfɪk), adjective
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