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Meaning of "epiphyte" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EPIPHYTE

epiphyte  [ˈɛpɪˌfaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EPIPHYTE

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adjective
verb
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Epiphyte is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EPIPHYTE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

epiphyte

Epiphyte

An epiphyte is a plant that grows non-parasitically upon another plant, and derives its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain, and sometimes from debris accumulating around it instead of the structure it is fastened to. An epiphytic organism that is not a plant is not called an epiphyte. Epiphytes are usually found in the temperate zone or in the tropics. Epiphytes provide a rich and diverse habitat for other organisms including animals, fungi, bacteria, and myxomycetes. Epiphyte is one of the subdivisions of the Raunkiær system. An epiphytic bromeliad The term epiphytic derives from the Greek epi- and phyton. Epiphytic plants are sometimes called "air plants" because they do not root in soil. However, there are many aquatic species of algae, including seaweeds, that are epiphytes on other aquatic plants. The best-known epiphytic plants include mosses, orchids, and bromeliads such as Spanish moss, but epiphytes may be found in every major group of the plant kingdom. 89% of epiphyte species are flowering plants. The second largest group are the leptosporangiate ferns, with about 2800 species.

Definition of epiphyte in the English dictionary

The definition of epiphyte in the dictionary is a plant that grows on another plant but is not parasitic on it.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EPIPHYTE


bryophyte
ˈbraɪəˌfaɪt
bullfight
ˈbʊlˌfaɪt
catfight
ˈkætˌfaɪt
cockfight
ˈkɒkˌfaɪt
copyfight
ˈkɒpɪˌfaɪt
dermatophyte
ˈdɜːmətəʊˌfaɪt
dogfight
ˈdɒɡˌfaɪt
endophyte
ˈɛndəʊˌfaɪt
firefight
ˈfaɪəˌfaɪt
gametophyte
ɡəˈmiːtəʊˌfaɪt
gunfight
ˈɡʌnˌfaɪt
infight
ˈɪnˌfaɪt
macrophyte
ˈmækrəʊˌfaɪt
neophyte
ˈniːəʊˌfaɪt
osteophyte
ˈɒstɪəˌfaɪt
prizefight
ˈpraɪzˌfaɪt
saprophyte
ˈsæprəʊˌfaɪt
sporophyte
ˈspɔːrəʊˌfaɪt
Wycliffite
ˈwɪklɪˌfaɪt
Wyclifite
ˈwɪklɪˌfaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EPIPHYTE

epiphenomenal
epiphenomenalism
epiphenomenalist
epiphenomenally
epiphenomenon
epiphonema
epiphragm
epiphyllous
epiphyseal
epiphyses
epiphysial
epiphysis
epiphysis cerebri
epiphytal
epiphytic
epiphytical
epiphytically
epiphytism
epiphytology
epiphytotic

WORDS THAT END LIKE EPIPHYTE

autophyte
chrysophyte
cryptophyte
cyanophyte
cycadophyte
entophyte
geophyte
holophyte
hydrophyte
hyte
megagametophyte
oophyte
pteridophyte
schizophyte
sciophyte
spermatophyte
spermophyte
tracheophyte
xerophyte
zoophyte
zygophyte

Synonyms and antonyms of epiphyte in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «epiphyte» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EPIPHYTE

Find out the translation of epiphyte to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of epiphyte from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «epiphyte» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

真菌
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

epífita
570 millions of speakers

English

epiphyte
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

epiphyte
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النبات الهوائي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эпифит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

epífita
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরাশ্রয়ী উদ্ভিদ্
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

épiphanie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Epiphyte
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Epiphyten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

着生植物
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

착생 식물
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Epiphyte
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phụ sinh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தொற்றிப் படரும் பயிர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एपिपाईट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

asalak olmayan konuk bitki
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

epiphyte
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

epifit
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

епифит
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

epifit
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

epiphyte
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

epifyt
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

epifyt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

epiphyte
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of epiphyte

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EPIPHYTE»

The term «epiphyte» is regularly used and occupies the 80.359 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EPIPHYTE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about epiphyte

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EPIPHYTE»

Discover the use of epiphyte in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to epiphyte and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Forest Ecology: Recent Advances in Plant Ecology
Many previous studies have examined the influence of host size and species separately when examining the diversity and presence of epiphyte. Most studies have found a positive relation between host size and epiphyte diversity (Hietz and ...
Arnoud van der Valk, 2009
2
Seagrasses: Monitoring, Ecology, Physiology, and Management
To meet this challenge, we developed a method to estimate the abundance of epiphytic algae with a nondestructive sampling technique (the Epiphyte Photo- Index (EPI)), thus reducing the time and cost of laboratory analyses. A visual estimate ...
Stephen A. Bortone, 1999
3
Vascular Epiphytes: General Biology and Related Biota
Mineral nutrient capital in two dwarf Quercus virginiana hosts: percentage of total found in the epiphyte load N P K Ca Mg Na Mn Fe B Cu Zn Mo Specimen #1 35.4 53.4 50.2 41.4 76.4 60.8 44.0 77.1 36.2 55.2 62.4 62.1 Specmen#2 35.9 33.9 ...
David H. Benzing, 2008
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Seagrasses: Biology, Ecology and Conservation: Biology, ...
This was attributed to the increased growth rate of the leaves resulting from increased nutrient availability and/or the reduction in the availability of epiphyte propagules due to the filtering of the mussels. Seagrass beds support a high density of ...
A. W. D. Larkum, Robert Joseph Orth, Carlos M. Duarte, 2007
5
Nouragues: Dynamics and Plant-Animal Interactions in a ...
X X X Epiphyte & epilithic Aechmea bromeli tfolia (Rudge) Baker X X X Epiphyte & epilithic Aechmea melinonii Hook. X X X Epiphyte & epilithic Ananas ananassoides (Baker) L.B. Smith (X) X X Epililhic Araeococcus micranthus Brongn.
F. Bongers, 2001
6
Eighteenth International Seaweed Symposium: Proceedings of ...
The present study addresses the phenomenon of epiphyte infection, its prevalence in commercially cultivated red alga, Kappaphycus alvarezii, and their variability associated with seasonality. Cultured seaweed became susceptible to  ...
Robert J. Anderson, Juliet Brodie, Edvar Onsøyen, 2008
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Tropical Forest Canopies: Ecology and Management
Ficus species Growth form Fig diameter tmmt mean ± S.D. Fig placement Colour when ripe Crop height index Log crop size F. acamptophylla tree 11.54 ±2.03 axillary orange-red 175 2.48 F. annulatir hemi-epiphyte 25. 10 ±4.
K. Eduard Linsenmair, 2001
8
Horticulture for Sustainable Income and Environmental ...
Humus rich forest floor R — Bulleyia yunnanensis Schltr. Epiphyte R — Calanthe alpina Hook, F.E. Lindl. Near streams R 0 Calanthe anthropochora Ridley Limestone cliffs EN H Calanthe inanii Hook. F. Shady places R H Coelogyne rossiana ...
V. B. Singh, K. Akali Sema, Pauline Alila, 2006
9
Flora of the Sudan-Uganda Border Area East of the Nile
Imatong Mountains group, Sudan side: Lotti, 910 m., in forest, epiphyte on Ficus sp., 9.1.1950, MacLeay 462 (K, KHU); Talanga, 910 m., epiphyte, 25.5.1950, Alt 9 (KHU); Katire, on rocks in Kinyeti River, 1100 m., 7.2.1952, Tothill 21 (KHU); Mt.
Ib Friis, Kaj Vollesen, 1998
10
Plantation Forests and Biodiversity: Oxymoron or ...
5 The mean total epiphyte, bryophyte and lichen species richness in the trunk plots on the north and south sides of the (a) open space edge and (b) forest interior trees. Error bars indicate § standard error. There is no signiWcant diVerence in ...
Eckehard G. Brockerhoff, John A. Parrotta, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EPIPHYTE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term epiphyte is used in the context of the following news items.
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Clearing up some myths about Spanish moss
Spanish moss is an epiphyte, which means it grows on other plants, but it isn't a parasite. Epiphytes gather nutrients from the air and even from ... «The Laker/Lutz News, Jun 15»
2
Jon Matonis: Bitcoin Needs Its Own Version of LIBOR
Matonis is also an advisor for major Bitcoin entities like Epiphyte, BitPay, and GoCoin. In addition, he's also working on the pending global ... «CoinTelegraph, Jun 15»
3
Fungal endophytes of Vanilla planifolia across Réunion Island …
Being an epiphyte, V. planifolia acquires moisture from the air through its aerial roots. As a consequence of this adaptation, shade houses are ... «BMC Blogs Network, Jun 15»
4
10 Animal-Plant Mash-Ups That Would Be Unstoppable Killers
You know what doesn't need to eat? An epiphyte. You know what can grow anywhere? An epiphyte. Epiphytes are not one species of plant. They can be orchids ... «io9, Jun 15»
5
DALY: Chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon have botanical origins
As with many other orchids, it grows as an epiphyte meaning it lives on trees but is not parasitic. The plant is native to tropical South America, ... «Gwinnettdailypost.com, Jun 15»
6
Are bitcoin and the banks worth it or a waste of time?
One example is Epiphyte, technology that allows banks to make consumer-to-merchant payments using cryptocurrencies through the existing ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jun 15»
7
Two Bitcoin Companies Make the Fox Business List of 30 Hot …
Epiphyte (a name that will be familiar to readers of Neal Stephenson's ... Epiphyte, a winner of the Innotribe Startup Challenge in October 2015, ... «Bitcoin Magazine, May 15»
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30 Hot Fintech Startups to Watch
Epiphyte software operates well with crypto-financial networks and bridges the traditional financial services with the latest in bitcoin technology. «Fox Business, May 15»
9
Our native ferns: mysterious, ancient, beautiful
Licorice fern, pictured here, grows as an epiphyte up on birch and maple trunks. As the mosses they grow among dry out in the summer, licorice ... «Peninsula Gateway, May 15»
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Live: EBAday 2015, day two.
15.45 Epiphyte's Yago says: "Finance and banking is the industry of trust and here we have a technology which provides a whole new way of ... «Finextra, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Epiphyte [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/epiphyte>. Jul 2020 ».
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