American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Plant: phytogenesis.
- Pertaining to or derived from plants.
GNU Webster's 1913
- A combining form from Gr. fyto`n a plant.
- From Ancient Greek φυτόν (phuton, "plant"). (Wiktionary)
- New Latin, from Greek phuto-, from phuton, plant; see -phyte. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The phyto- here comes from a Greek root meaning "something that has grown"—usually used to refer to plants, but just as applicable to hair.”
“Potential risks and benefits of phyto- estrogen-rich diets.”
“For this book, we will examine the following CAM modalities: Mind-Body medicine; dietary supplements, phyto- or plant-based nutrients, and hormones; traditional Chinese medicine; acupuncture; European herbals; naturopathy; homeopathy; chiropractic; Ayurvedic medicine; as well as spirituality and healing.”
“If Henry ducked his head beneath the wooden hull, he’d see weeds and gooseneck barnacles growing on its bottom, a nursery for the phyto- and Zooplankton at the base of the food chain.”
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