epiphytic
adjective Date: 1830 1. of, relating to, or being an epiphyte 2. living on the surface of plants • epiphytically adverbepiphytism noun

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  • Epiphytic — Ep i*phyt ic, Epiphytical Ep i*phyt ic*al, a. (Bot.) Pertaining to, or having the nature of, an epiphyte. {Ep i*phyt ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epiphytic — See epiphyte. * * * …   Universalium

  • epiphytic — adjective of or pertaining to an epiphyte …   Wiktionary

  • epiphytic — ep·i·phyt·ic (ep″ĭ fitґik) 1. pertaining to epiphytes. 2. caused by epiphytes …   Medical dictionary

  • epiphytic — adj. of or pertaining to an epiphyte …   English contemporary dictionary

  • epiphytic — ep·i·phyt·ic …   English syllables

  • epiphytic — adjective of or relating to epiphytes • Pertains to noun: ↑epiphyte • Derivationally related forms: ↑epiphyte • Topics: ↑botany, ↑phytology …   Useful english dictionary

  • Epiphytic fungus — An epiphytic fungus is a fungus that grows upon, or attached to, a living plant. The term epiphytic derives from the Greek epi (meaning upon ) and phyton (meaning plant ). Examples Many examples of epiphytic microorganisms exist.… …   Wikipedia

  • epiphytic plant — noun plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually grows on another plant but not parasitic on it • Syn: ↑air plant, ↑epiphyte, ↑aerophyte • Derivationally related forms: ↑epiphytic (for: ↑epiphyte) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Epiphytical — Epiphytic Ep i*phyt ic, Epiphytical Ep i*phyt ic*al, a. (Bot.) Pertaining to, or having the nature of, an epiphyte. {Ep i*phyt ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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