-phyte definition

  • suffix:
    • A plant with a specified character or habitat: halophyte.
    • A pathological growth: osteophyte.
    • A taxonomic band of flowers or algae, e.g. arthrophyte, cyanophyte.
    • A plant that expands in a specified habitat, e.g. acrophyte.
    • A plant that develops in a specified kind or practice, e.g. anthophyte, macrophyte.
    • A pathological development, e.g. osteophyte.

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