-phyte

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-phyte

suff.
1. A plant with a specified character or habitat: halophyte.
2. A plantlike organism: saprophyte.
3. A pathological growth: osteophyte.

[From Greek phuton, plant, from phuein, to make grow; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.]
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-phyte

n combining form
(Botany) indicating a plant of a specified type or habitat: lithophyte; thallophyte.
[from Greek phuton plant]
-phytic adj combining form
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-phyte

var. of phyto- as final element of compound words: lithophyte.
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