adjective Etymology: epi- + -phyte + -otic (as in epizootic) Date: circa 1899 of, relating to, or being a plant disease that tends to recur sporadically and to affect large numbers of susceptible plants • epiphytotic noun

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  • epiphytotic — [ep΄ifī tät′ik] adj. [< EPI + Gr phyton, a plant (see PHYTE) + OTIC] epidemic among plants n. an epiphytotic disease …   English World dictionary

  • epiphytotic — adjective (of plants) epidemic among plants of a single kind especially over a wide area an epiphytotic blight of potatoes epiphytotic conditions associated with a single plant agriculture • Similar to: ↑epidemic • Topics: ↑plant, ↑flora, ↑pl …   Useful english dictionary

  • epiphytotic — ep•i•phy•tot•ic [[t]ˌɛp ə faɪˈtɒt ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) ppa (of a disease) destroying a large number of plants in an area at the same time 2) ppa an epiphytotic disease • Etymology: 1895–1900; epi + phyte+ otic …   From formal English to slang

  • epiphytotic — epifitotija statusas T sritis apsauga nuo naikinimo priemonių apibrėžtis Masinis kurios nors užkrečiamosios augalų ligos paplitimas tam tikrame plote tam tikru laiku. Kyla ten, kur dėl palankių sąlygų (pvz., dėl palyginti aukštos labai drėgno oro …   Apsaugos nuo naikinimo priemonių enciklopedinis žodynas

  • epiphytotic — /ep euh fuy tot ik/, adj. 1. (of a disease) destroying a large number of plants in an area at the same time. n. 2. the widespread, destructive outbreak of a plant disease. [1895 1900; EPI + PHYTE + OTIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • epiphytotic — ep·i·phy·tot·ic …   English syllables

  • epiphytotic — /ɛpifaɪˈtɒtɪk/ (say epeefuy totik), /ɛpə / (say epuh ) adjective (of a disease or parasite) epidemic on plants. {epi + phyt(e) + otic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • plant disease — ▪ plant pathology Introduction       an impairment of the normal state of a plant that interrupts or modifies its vital functions.       All species of plants, wild and cultivated alike, are subject to disease. Although each species is… …   Universalium

  • pandemic — adj 1.(all of diseases) epidemic, pestilential, pestilent, pestiferous, (of animals) Vet. Med. epizootic, (of plants) epiphytotic; infectious, contagious, communicable, catching, zymotic. 2. general, widespread, extensive, broad, wide, far… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • epiphytology — ˌepəˌfīˈtäləjē noun ( es) Etymology: epiphytotic + ology 1. : a science that deals with character, ecology, and causes of outbreak of plant diseases especially of epiphytotic nature 2. : the sum of the factors controlling the pr …   Useful english dictionary

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