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edaphic Line breaks: ed|aph¦ic
Pronunciation: /ɪˈdafɪk/

Definition of edaphic in English:

adjective

Ecology
Of, produced by, or influenced by the soil: long-term cultivation may cause near-irreversible edaphic changes
More example sentences
  • Some plant species are tolerant of edaphic factors in serpentine soils.
  • Consequently, we would expect that the observed distributions of species reflect both the distributions of key environmental and edaphic influences as well as historic and current disturbance events.
  • Such environmental and edaphic changes may greatly influence plant growth and survivorship, shaping species composition in the post-harvest community.

Origin

Late 19th century: coined in German from Greek edaphos 'floor' + -ic.

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