phytolite etymology

English word phytolite comes from English -lite (Used to form names of rocks and minerals.), English phyto- (Pertaining to or derived from plants.)

Detailed word origin of phytolite

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-lite English (eng) Used to form names of rocks and minerals.
phyto- English (eng) Pertaining to or derived from plants.
phytolite English (eng) (obsolete) A fossil plant.

Words with the same origin as phytolite

Descendants of -lite
abukumalite acadialite chiasmus danalite dendrolite foralite francolite grapholite heliolite hematolite lepidolite malacolite meteorolite ottrelite paranatrolite pisolite praseolite radiolite retinalite ripidolite scorzalite thinolite turrilite umbalite
Descendants of phyto-
epiflora phytobacterial phytobiological phytocoenological phytoforensics phytogeography phytoglyphic phytol phytological phytomedicine phytomining phytomolecule phytophage phytophagic phytophagous phytophilous phytoprostane phytosaur phytotechnology phytotherapy