Definition of edaphic in English:


Syllabification: e·daph·ic
Pronunciation: /iˈdafik


  • Of, produced by, or influenced by the soil.
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    • 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.


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

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