epiphytic

adjective
epi·​phyt·​ic | \ ˌe-pə-ˈfi-tik How to pronounce epiphytic (audio) \

Definition of epiphytic

1 : of, relating to, or being an epiphyte
2 : living on the surface of plants

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Other Words from epiphytic

epiphytically \ ˌe-​pə-​ˈfi-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce epiphytically (audio) \ adverb
epiphytism \ ˈe-​pə-​ˌfī-​ˌti-​zəm How to pronounce epiphytism (audio) \ noun

Examples of epiphytic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019 Peat moss or one of the coarse fibers, such as osmunda or coir used for epiphytic orchids, are good choices of organic materials that aerate a potting mixture while at the same time retaining water. Boston.com Real Estate, "Winter cactuses are hard to name but easy to grow," 25 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of epiphytic

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Epiphytic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epiphytic. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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