ep·​i·​phy·​tot·​ic ˌe-pə-ˌfī-ˈtä-tik How to pronounce epiphytotic (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a plant disease that tends to recur sporadically and to affect large numbers of susceptible plants
epiphytotic noun

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 9 Dec. 2023.

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