phyto-, phyt-, -phyte
(Greek: a plant; growth; growing in a specified way or place; to produce)
acarophytism (s) (noun), acarophytisms (pl)
A symbiosis between plants and mites: Mrs. Green asked her students to find information regarding acarophytism, or the mutualism between any vegetation and the minute arachnids.
acrophyte (s) (noun), acrophytes (pl)
A plant growing at a high altitude; an alpine plant: Some types of acrophyte vegetation that thrives above the tree line in very high places include the cushion plants, mosses, lichens, perennial grasses, and sedges.
acropleustophyte (s) (noun), acropleustophytes (pl)
A large aquatic plant that floats freely on the surface of the water: When Max was standing at the side of the Pacific Ocean, he viewed an acropleustophyte entangled in an old fish net and drifting along on top the water.
acropleustophytic (adjective), more acropleustophytic, most acropleustophytic
Concerning aquatic plants that drift freely on top of water: Along the beach of the ocean, Jane saw a lot of acropleustophytic organisms laking locomotion floating among the rocky areas.
aerophyte (s) (noun), aerophytes (pl)
A species of plant that is attached to the aerial or outer surface of another plant: An aerophyte lives on the surface of other plants and has no direct contact with the earth or water.
Aerophytes get their moisture and nutrients from the air or from small pools of water that exist on the host plant after a rain.
aigialophyte (s) (noun), aigialophytes (pl)
Plants that exist and thrive on beaches.
A propagative bud, differing from a vegetative bud; a bulbil, as of some lilies.
amphicryptophyte (s) (noun), amphicryptophytes (pl)
A marsh plant with amphibious vegetative parts.
amphiphyte (s) (noun), amphiphytes (pl)
A plant that can live either rooted in damp soil above the water level or completely submerged.
anaerophyte (s) (noun), anaerophytes (pl)
A plant that grows without air: The scientists were enthusiastic about the discovery of an anaerophyte because of the possibilities of farming in outer space.
A transverse segment of a shoot or an internode (the region of a plant's stem which is situated between two nodes, bulges, or swellings).
anemophyte (s) (noun), anemophytes (pl)
A plant occurring in windswept environments: Anemonphytes thrive best in holes or depressions that are formed by the wind in sand dunes near the sea or ocean.
A flowering plant, or any of its closest relatives.