phytonic, adj.
/fuy"ton/, n. Bot.
the smallest part of a stem, root, or leaf, that, when removed from a plant, may grow into a new plant.
[1840-50; < NL < Gk phyton a plant]

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  • phyton — phy•ton [[t]ˈfaɪ tɒn[/t]] n. bot the smallest part of a stem, root, or leaf, that, when removed from a plant, may grow into a new plant • Etymology: 1840–50; < Gk phytón a plant phy•ton′ic, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • phyton — /ˈfaɪtɒn/ (say fuyton) noun the smallest part of a plant capable of growth on its own. {Greek phyton plant} …   Australian English dictionary

  • phyton — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, plant Date: 1846 1. a structural unit of a plant consisting of a leaf and its associated portion of stem 2. the smallest part of a stem, root, or leaf that when severed may grow into a new plant • phytonic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phyton — (fi ton) s. m. Terme de botanique. L individu végétal simple hypothétique qui se composerait : 1° d un mérithalle tigellaire ; 2° d un mérithalle limbaire. Une plante serait une agrégation de phytons juxtaposés. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Du grec, végétal …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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