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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The smallest unit of plant structure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of the parts which by their repetition make up a flowering plant, each being a single joint of a stem with its leaf or leaves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the parts which by their repetition make up a flowering plant, each being a single joint of a stem with its leaf or leaves; a phytomer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, same as phytomer.
  • n. [capitalized] In entomology, a genus of Cerambycidæ.

Etymologies

New Latin, from Greek phuton, plant; see phyto-.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek φυτόν (phuton, "plant"). (Wiktionary)

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