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 History of this Word

"phyto" is from "phyton" (a plant) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"phyto-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "plant" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

phyto- illustration A phytochemical is a natural bioactive compound found in plant foods that works with nutrients and dietary fiber to protect against disease.
phyto- illustration They are excellent examples of phytography based on life and experience not dead plants stuck on paper.