[ fahy-ton ]

  1. the smallest part of a stem, root, or leaf, that, when removed from a plant, may grow into a new plant.

Origin of phyton

1840–50; <New Latin <Greek phŷton a plant

Other words from phyton

  • phy·ton·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for phyton


/ (ˈfaɪtɒn) /

  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

Origin of phyton

C20: from Greek. See -phyte

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