- (of a disease) destroying a large number of plants in an area at the same time.
- the widespread, destructive outbreak of a plant disease.
Origin of epiphytotic
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- (of plant diseases and parasites) affecting plants over a wide geographical region
from epi- + -phyte + -otic
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- Relating to or characterized by a sudden or abnormally destructive outbreak of a plant disease, usually over an extended geographic area.
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