keratophyte etymology

English word keratophyte comes from English -phyte, English kerato- (Cornea. Horn.)

Detailed word origin of keratophyte

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.
kerato- English (eng) Cornea. Horn.
keratophyte English (eng) (zoology) A gorgonian coral having a horny axis.

Words with the same origin as keratophyte

Descendants of -phyte
bacillariophyte chamerophyte charophyte cormophytic dermatophytic dermophyte endophyte entomophyte euglenophyte holosaprophyte hydrophyte limnodophyte megaphyte nanophanerophyte oceanophyte ombrophyte oophyte oöphyte schizophyte spermaphyte xenophyte xerophytic zoophytic zosterophyllophyte zygophyte
Descendants of kerato-
atopic keratoconjunctivitis herpetic keratoconjunctivitis keratoangioma keratoatrophoderma keratoconjunctivitis keratocyst keratocyte keratoelastoidosis keratogenetic keratogenic keratogenous keratogram keratohyalin keratoid keratometer keratoplasty keratoprosthetic keratorefractive keratorrhexis keratoscopic keratoscopy keratosulfate keratotome phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis