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epiphytotic

[ ep-uh-fahy-tot-ik ]

adjective

  1. (of a disease) destroying a large number of plants in an area at the same time.


noun

  1. the widespread, destructive outbreak of a plant disease.

epiphytotic

/ ˌɛpɪfaɪˈtɒtɪk /

adjective

  1. (of plant diseases and parasites) affecting plants over a wide geographical region


epiphytotic

/ ĕp′ə-fī-tŏtĭk /

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of epiphytotic1

First recorded in 1895–1900; epi- + -phyte + -otic
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Word History and Origins

Origin of epiphytotic1

from epi- + -phyte + -otic

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