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epiphytotic

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adjective ep·i·phy·tot·ic \-ˈtä-tik\

Definition of epiphytotic

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

epiphytotic

noun


Origin and Etymology of epiphytotic

epi- + -phyte + -otic (as in epizootic)


First Known Use: circa 1899


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