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phyton

[ fahy-ton ]
/ ˈfaɪ tɒn /
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noun Botany.

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

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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

phyton
/ (ˈfaɪtɒn) /

noun

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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