Definition of Epiphytism

1. [n -S]



Lexicographical Neighbors of Epiphytism

epiphysial line
epiphysial plate
epiphysiodesis
epiphysiolysis
epiphysiopathy
epiphysis
epiphysis cerebri
epiphysitis
epiphytal
epiphyte
epiphytes
epiphytic
epiphytic plant
epiphytical
epiphytically
epiphytism (current term)
epiphytisms
epiphytologies
epiphytology
epiphytotic
epiphytotics
epiphænomena
epiphænomenon
epipial
epiplankton
epiplastra
epiplastron
epipleural
epiplexis
epiplo-

Literary usage of Epiphytism

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

1. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"The advantages and disadvantages of epiphytism. — It is difficult to see any great advantage in the epiphytic habit other than that epiphytes are relatively ..."

2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1918)
"It would seem more logical, furthermore, to include epiphytism, parasitism and reciprocal ... Again, many authors have included epiphytism under symbiosis. ..."

3. Fundamentals of Botany by Charles Stuart Gager (1916)
"One plant may merely live upon another, without deriving any nourishment from it (epiphytism); or two plants may be mutually helpful, each contributing ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"This is not, however, a necessary condition of epiphytism. Determinations are available for at least one species of epiphytic fern showing a sap ..."

5. Popular Science Monthly (1901)
"Figure 19 shows a typical colony of Polypodium scouleri upon coniferous bark and illustrates the prevalent epiphytism of ferns and mosses throughout the ..."

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