entomophyte etymology

English word entomophyte comes from English -phyte, English entomo- (Insect.)

Detailed word origin of entomophyte

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-phyte English (eng) A pathological growth, e.g. osteophyte.. A plant that grows in a specified form or habit, e.g. anthophyte, macrophyte.. A plant that grows in a specified habitat, e.g. acrophyte.. A taxonomic group of plants or algae, e.g. arthrophyte, cyanophyte.
entomo- English (eng) Insect.
entomophyte English (eng) (ecology) Any plant growing as a parasite within an insect or its larva.

Words with the same origin as entomophyte

Descendants of -phyte
bacillariophyte chamerophyte charophyte cormophytic dermatophytic dermophyte endophyte euglenophyte holosaprophyte hydrophyte limnodophyte megaphyte nanophanerophyte oceanophyte ombrophyte oophyte oöphyte schizophyte spermaphyte xenophyte xerophytic zoophytic zosterophyllophyte zygophyte
Descendants of entomo-
entomofauna entomogenous entomography entomoid entomolite entomomancy entomopathogenic entomophagous entomophagy entomophile entomophilic entomophilous entomophobe entomophobia entomotomy