Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

phyto-

A plant.

[Greek phuton, a plant, from phuein, come into being.]

Phytoplankton is plankton consisting of microscopic plants; a phytotoxin is a poisonous substance derived from a plant; a phytochrome is a blue-green pigment found in many plants, in which it regulates various developmental processes; phytochemistry is the branch of chemistry concerned with plants and plant products; phytogeography, also called plant geography, is the part of botany that deals with the geographical distribution of plants; phytopathology is the study of plant diseases.

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