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[fahy-toh-puh-thol-uh-jee] /ˌfaɪ toʊ pəˈθɒl ə dʒi/

the branch of botany concerned with diseases of plants
The scientific study of plant diseases and their causes, processes, and effects.


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  • Phytophagous

    [fahy-tof-uh-guh s] /faɪˈtɒf ə gəs/ adjective 1. . /faɪˈtɒfəɡəs/ adjective 1. (esp of insects) feeding on plants

  • Phytophlyctodermatitis

    phytophlyctodermatitis phy·to·phlyc·to·der·ma·ti·tis (fī’tō-flĭk’tō-dûr’mə-tī’tĭs) n. See meadow dermatitis.

  • Phytophotodermatitis

    phytophotodermatitis phy·to·pho·to·der·ma·ti·tis (fī’tō-fō’tō-dûr’mə-tī’tĭs) n. See meadow dermatitis.

  • Phytophthora

    [fahy-tof-ther-uh] /faɪˈtɒf θər ə/ noun 1. any of a group of fungi of the genus Phytophthora, which cause a serious plant disease, especially affecting apple and pear trees and potatoes.

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