edaphic

adjective

edaph·​ic i-ˈda-fik How to pronounce edaphic (audio)
1
: of or relating to the soil
2
: resulting from or influenced by the soil rather than the climate compare climatic sense 2
edaphically adverb

Word History

Etymology

Greek edaphos bottom, ground

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of edaphic was circa 1900

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Cite this Entry

“Edaphic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edaphic. Accessed 28 May. 2023.

Kids Definition

edaphic

adjective
edaph·​ic i-ˈdaf-ik How to pronounce edaphic (audio)
: of, relating to, or influenced by the soil
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