Definition of Epiphytic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to epiphytes.

Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Partainyms: Epiphyte
Derivative terms: Epiphyte



Definition of Epiphytic

1. a. Pertaining to, or having the nature of, an epiphyte.

Definition of Epiphytic

1. Adjective. of or pertaining to an epiphyte. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epiphytic

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Epiphytic

epiphysial arrest
epiphysial aseptic necrosis
epiphysial cartilage
epiphysial eye
epiphysial line
epiphysial plate
epiphysiodesis
epiphysiolysis
epiphysiopathy
epiphysis
epiphysis cerebri
epiphysitis
epiphytal
epiphyte
epiphytes
epiphytic (current term)
epiphytic plant
epiphytical
epiphytically
epiphytism
epiphytisms
epiphytologies
epiphytology
epiphytotic
epiphytotics
epiphænomena
epiphænomenon
epipial
epiplankton
epiplastra

Literary usage of Epiphytic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"Aerial Roots of an Orchid epiphytic upon the bark of the branch of a tree. itum, it immediately ceases to develop clamp-cells, loses its ligulate shape, ..."

2. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"Transition from the terrestrial to the epiphytic mode of life. Contrivances for ensuring dispersal of seeds. Geographical distribution of epiphytes. 3. ..."

3. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1917)
"The larva occurs in water held by the leaf-bases of epiphytic bromeliads. Forested regions of South America ; Trinidad. ..."

4. The Philippine Journal of Science by Institute of Science and Technology (Philippines) (1907)
"Asplenium can not be regarded as a specialized epiphytic genus as its many epiphytic species are altogether too diverse in their adaptations, ..."

5. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1908)
"... loses its life, finally going into decay and falling away, leaving its one-time epiphytic guest master of the situation. FlG. 3. A Clusia from Jamaica. ..."

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