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epiphytotic

epiphytotic

adjective ep·i·phy·tot·ic \-ˈtä-tik\

Definition of EPIPHYTOTIC

:  of, relating to, or being a plant disease that tends to recur sporadically and to affect large numbers of susceptible plants
epiphytotic noun

Origin of EPIPHYTOTIC

epi- + -phyte + -otic (as in epizootic)
First Known Use: circa 1899

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