epiphytotic

adjective
ep·​i·​phy·​tot·​ic | \ ˌe-pə-ˌfī-ˈtä-tik How to pronounce epiphytotic (audio) \

Definition of epiphytotic

: of, relating to, or being a plant disease that tends to recur sporadically and to affect large numbers of susceptible plants

Other Words from epiphytotic

epiphytotic noun

First Known Use of epiphytotic

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for epiphytotic

epi- + -phyte + -otic (in epizootic))

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The first known use of epiphytotic was circa 1899

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“Epiphytotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epiphytotic. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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