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epiphytic

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adjective epi·phyt·ic \ˌe-pə-ˈfi-tik\

Definition of epiphytic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being an epiphyte

  2. 2 :  living on the surface of plants

epiphytically play \-ˈfi-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
epiphytism play \ˈe-pə-ˌfī-ˌti-zəm\ noun


1830

First Known Use of epiphytic

1830


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