Definition of phytomer in English:

phytomer

noun

Botany
  • Each of the basic morphological units which is repeated to form the structure of a flowering plant; especially a part of a shoot comprising a leaf, node, axillary bud, and internode, which is the smallest unit capable of vegetative reproduction.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. From post-classical Latin phytomeron from phyto- + ancient Greek -μερής.

Pronunciation

phytomer

/ˈfʌɪtəmə/