[ ih-daf-ik ]
/ ɪˈdæf ɪk /
related to or caused by particular soil conditions, as of texture or drainage, rather than by physiographic or climatic factors.
Related formse·daph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for edaphic
In every instance the groves are limited to a rocky clay soil, and edaphic factors obviously are of major importance.
British Dictionary definitions for edaphic
/ (ɪˈdæfɪk) /
of or relating to the physical and chemical conditions of the soil, esp in relation to the plant and animal life it supportsCompare biotic (def. 2)
Derived Formsedaphically, adverb
Word Origin for edaphic
C20: from Greek edaphos bottom, soil
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Science definitions for edaphic
[ ĭ-dăf′ĭk ]
Relating to soil, especially as it affects living organisms. Edaphic characteristics include such factors as water content, acidity, aeration, and the availability of nutrients.
Influenced by factors inherent in the soil rather than by climatic factors.
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