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  • periphytic — |perə|fid.ik adjective Etymology: New Latin periphyton + English ic : of, relating to, or forming part of the periphyton periphytic organisms …   Useful english dictionary

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  • periphyton — [pə rɪfɪtɒn] noun Ecology freshwater organisms attached to or clinging to plants and other objects projecting above the bottom sediments. Derivatives periphytic adjective Origin 1960s: from Gk peri around + phuton plant …   English new terms dictionary

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