edaphon

noun
ed·​a·​phon | \ ˈedəˌfän \
plural -s

Definition of edaphon

: the animal and plant life present in soils — compare plankton

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History and Etymology for edaphon

International Scientific Vocabulary edaph- (from Greek edaphos) + -on (as in plankton); originally formed in German

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“Edaphon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/edaphon. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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