edaphic

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adjective edaph·ic \ i-ˈda-fik \

Definition of edaphic

1 :of or relating to the soil
2 :resulting from or influenced by the soil rather than the climate — compare climatic 2

edaphically

play \i-ˈda-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of edaphic

Greek edaphos bottom, ground


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