variant of as final element of compound words:
indicating a plant of a specified type or habitat: lithophyte, thallophyte
word-forming element meaning “plant, plant characteristic; planting, growth; abnormal growth,” from Greek phyton “plant” (see phyto-).
[fahy-tin] /ˈfaɪ tɪn/ Trademark. 1. a brand of white, powdered calcium-magnesium salt, obtained from seeds, tubers, and rhizomes: used in the synthesis of inositol and as a calcium supplement.
1. a combining form meaning “plant,” used in the formation of compound words: phytogenesis. combining form 1. indicating a plant or vegetation: phytogenesis word-forming element meaning “plant,” from Greek phyton “plant,” literally “that which has grown,” from phyein “to grow” (see physic). phyto- or phyt- pref. Plant: phytohormones.
phytoagglutinin phy·to·ag·glu·ti·nin (fī’tō-ə-glōōt’n-ĭn) n. A lectin that causes agglutination of red blood cells or white blood cells.
[fahy-toh-uh-lek-sin] /ˌfaɪ toʊ əˈlɛk sɪn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. any of a class of plant compounds that accumulate at the site of invading microorganisms and confer resistance to disease. /ˌfaɪtəʊəˈlɛksɪn/ noun 1. (botany) any of a group of substances produced by plants that inhibit the growth of pathogenic fungi that infect them
phytobezoar phy·to·be·zoar (fī’tō-bē’zôr’) n. See food ball.