[ ep-uh-fahy-tot-ik ]
/ ˌɛp ə faɪˈtɒt ɪk /
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(of a disease) destroying a large number of plants in an area at the same time.
the widespread, destructive outbreak of a plant disease.
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Words nearby epiphytotic
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British Dictionary definitions for epiphytotic
/ (ˌɛpɪfaɪˈtɒtɪk) /
(of plant diseases and parasites) affecting plants over a wide geographical region
Word Origin for epiphytotic
from epi- + -phyte + -otic
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Scientific definitions for epiphytotic
[ ĕp′ə-fī-tŏt′ĭk ]
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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