phyton

[fahy-ton]

Origin of phyton

1840–50; < New Latin < Greek phŷton a plant
Related formsphy·ton·ic, adjective
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phyton

noun
  1. a unit of plant structure, usually considered as the smallest part of the plant that is capable of growth when detached from the parent plant

Word Origin for phyton

C20: from Greek. See -phyte
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