ep·​i·​phy·​tol·​o·​gy | \ ˌepəˌfīˈtäləjē \
plural -es

Definition of epiphytology

1 : a science that deals with character, ecology, and causes of outbreak of plant diseases especially of epiphytotic nature
2 : the sum of the factors controlling the presence or absence of a disease or pathogen of plants aspects of epiphytology and control of tomato fruit rot

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History and Etymology for epiphytology

epiphytotic + -ology

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“Epiphytology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epiphytology. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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