Definition of Epiphytotic

1. Adjective. (of plants) epidemic among plants of a single kind especially over a wide area. "Epiphytotic conditions associated with a single-plant agriculture"

Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Similar to: Epidemic



Definition of Epiphytotic

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Epiphytotic

1. A virulent, widespread disease in a plant population. Often called anepidemic. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Epiphytotic

epiphysiopathy
epiphysis
epiphysis cerebri
epiphysitis
epiphytal
epiphyte
epiphytes
epiphytic
epiphytic plant
epiphytical
epiphytically
epiphytism
epiphytisms
epiphytologies
epiphytology
epiphytotic (current term)
epiphytotics
epiphænomena
epiphænomenon
epipial
epiplankton
epiplastra
epiplastron
epipleural
epiplexis
epiplo-
epiploa
epiploce
epiplocele
epiploic

Literary usage of Epiphytotic

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

1. Phytopathology by American Phytopathological Society (1917)
"AN epiphytotic OF CANE DISEASE IN PORTO RICO JOHN A. STEVENSON WITH Two FIGURES IN THE TEXT During the post two seasons a most alarming ..."

2. An Outline of the History of Phytopathology by Herbert Hice Whetzel (1918)
"The epiphytotic of Chestnut Blight.—This, the most devastating disease of modern times, was first observed in New York City abut 1904. ..."

3. Manual of Tree Diseases by William Howard Rankin (1918)
"The rust of the leaves occurs sporadically and may assume an epiphytotic nature. Little damage is caused to the trees, however, unless defoliation occurs ..."

4. Manual of Fruit Diseases by Lexemuel Ray Hesler, Herbert Hice Whetzel (1917)
"See epiphytotic. Enzyme. A chemical compound capable of assisting or hastening ... epiphytotic. Said of a plant disease which suddenly appears in a locality ..."

5. Report of the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell University by Cornell University, New York State College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station (1921)
"This is a brief note on the epiphytotic development of Alternaria solani in ... the cause of which was not definitely determined; an epiphytotic of the West ..."

6. A Text-book of Mycology and Plant Pathology by John William Harshberger (1917)
"As to the epiphytotic diseases of plants due to animals, we have a number of instructive illustrations. The account of the introduction, spread and final ..."

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