edaphon

[ ed-uh-fon ]
/ ˈɛd əˌfɒn /

noun

the aggregate of organisms that live in the soil.

Nearby words

  1. edacity,
  2. edam,
  3. edamame,
  4. edaphic,
  5. edaphic climax,
  6. edb,
  7. edberg,
  8. edc,
  9. edda,
  10. eddery

Origin of edaphon

< German Edaphon (1913) < Greek édaphos ground, floor; -on probably after plankton

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