phyto-, phyt-, -phyte

(Greek: a plant; growth; growing in a specified way or place; to produce)

Someone who makes scientific descriptions of seaweed.
A reference to the descriptions of seaweeds.
A person who specializes in the descriptions of seaweeds.
A written description of plants; descriptive botany.
Idolatrous worship of the planets.
Microscopic silica bodies that form in living plants, providing a durable floral ecofact that allows identification of plant remains in archaeological deposits.

It is a fossilized part of a living plant that secreted opal silica bodies and it is found within the cells of certain plants; especially, grasses and cereals.

These silica bodies are often able to survive after the organism has decomposed or been burned. They are common in ash layers, pottery, and even on stone tools used to cut the stems of silica-rich plants (for example, cereals).

Different plants produce phytoliths with different characteristic shapes and sizes, although not all are unique to specific species. These can be detected by an electronic scanning microscope.

A craze for collecting plants.
A reference to a somewhat poorly drained site on a foot-slope.
1. A parasitic plant.
2. Any parasitic vegetable organism or species.
phytopathogen (s) (noun), phytopathogens (pl)
In botany, an organism that produces a disease in plants: Phytopathogens can be fungi, bacteria, phytoplasmas, viruses, viroids, and nematodes.
phytopathology (s) (noun) (no pl)
In botany, the study of plant diseases: Phytopathology was important to Joe because it gave him a lot of knowledge and insight regarding the different kinds plant illnesses and infections, and, in addition, information on controlling the pests on his garden plants.
phytopathy (s) (noun), phytopathies (pl)
Any plant disease: Jack was amazed at the serious phytopathies he found on his plants, and tried to find information on the internet on how to get rid of the pests or phytopathogens so that his plants could survive and produce fruit again.