edaphic

adjective
edaph·​ic | \ i-ˈda-fik How to pronounce edaphic (audio) \

Definition of edaphic

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

Other Words from edaphic

edaphically \ i-​ˈda-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce edaphically (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of edaphic

circa 1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for edaphic

Greek edaphos bottom, ground

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“Edaphic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edaphic?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=e&file=edaphi01. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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