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Meaning of "epiphytic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EPIPHYTIC

epiphytic  [ˌɛpɪˈfɪtɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EPIPHYTIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Epiphytic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES EPIPHYTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

epiphytic

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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EPIPHYTIC


autophytic
ˌɔːtəˈfɪtɪk
dermatophytic
ˌdɜːmətəʊˈfɪtɪk
endophytic
ˌɛndəʊˈfɪtɪk
entophytic
ˌentəʊˈfɪtɪk
gametophytic
ˌɡæmɪtəʊˈfɪtɪk
graphitic
ɡrəˈfɪtɪk
halophytic
ˌhæləˈfɪtɪk
hydrophytic
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈfɪtɪk
hygrophytic
ˌhaɪɡrəˈfɪtɪk
mephitic
mɪˈfɪtɪk
mesophytic
ˌmesəʊˈfɪtɪk
oophytic
ˌəʊəˈfɪtɪk
periphytic
ˌpɛrɪˈfɪtɪk
saprophytic
ˌsæprəʊˈfɪtɪk
spermophytic
ˌspɜːməˈfɪtɪk
sporophytic
ˌspɔːrəˈfɪtɪk
sulfitic
sʌlˈfɪtɪk
sulphitic
sʌlˈfɪtɪk
thallophytic
ˌθæləˈfɪtɪk
xerophytic
ˌzɪərəˈfɪtɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EPIPHYTIC

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE EPIPHYTIC

bryophytic
cormophytic
cryptophytic
geophytic
holophytic
lithophytic
macrophytic
microphytic
myelocytic
neophytic
osteophytic
phreatophytic
protophytic
pteridophytic
schizophytic
spermaphytic
spermatophytic
symphytic
trachytic
tropophytic
zoophytic

Synonyms and antonyms of epiphytic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «epiphytic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EPIPHYTIC

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Translator English - Chinese

附生
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

epífitas
570 millions of speakers

English

epiphytic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

epiphytic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النابوت البراني
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эпифитный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

epífitas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

epiphytic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

épiphytes
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Epiphytic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

epiphytisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

着生の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

epiphytic
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Epiphytic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

epiphytic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒட்டுயிரி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अपिशष्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

epifitik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

epifite
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

epifityczne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

епіфітний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

epifite
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επίφυτα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

epifytische
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

epifytiska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

epifyttiske
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of epiphytic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EPIPHYTIC»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EPIPHYTIC» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EPIPHYTIC»

Discover the use of epiphytic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to epiphytic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Plant-Associated Bacteria
Abstract: Bacteria are a major component of the diverse epiphytic microbial flora that are harbored by leaves of plants in temperate, tropical and subtropical climates. In this review, we compile the information on the phyllosphere microbiology ...
Samuel S. Gnanamanickam, 2007
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Freshwater Algae of North America: Ecology and Classification
Colonization by epiphytic algae has been compared to terrestrial plant succession, which comprises temporal changes in vertical structure and diversity, an increase in the dominance of larger organisms, and possible facilitative effects of ...
John D. Wehr, Robert G. Sheath, J. Patrick Kociolek, 2002
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Ortho's All about Orchids
In nature, the roots of an epiphytic orchid such as Epidendrum nocturnum attach themselves to tree branches and absorb moisture and nutrients from the atmosphere. They are not parasitical. When an epiphytic orchid such as Laelia flava is ...
Elvin McDonald, 1999
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Experimental and Conceptual Plant Pathology
Additionally, Hirano and Upper (1983), although they partially listed epiphytic growth of pathogenic bacteria, could affirm that epiphytism is a general phenomenon and not an exception. 3. 1.2 Non-resident pathogens It seems, however, that ...
W. M. Hess, D. J. Weber, 1988
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The Salton Sea
plankton plankton plankton epiphytic-Enteromorpha surface sediment surface sediment epiphytic-Cladophora surface sediment foam al shore surface sediment epiphytic-Chactomorpha surface sediment surface sediment surface sediment ...
Douglas A. Barnum, John F. Elder, Doyle Stephens, 2002
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Nouragues: Dynamics and Plant-Animal Interactions in a ...
(X) X Epiphytic herb Dichaea trulla Rchb.f. (X) X Epiphytic herb Elleanthus brasiliensis (Lindl.) Rchb.f. X X Epiphytic herb Elleanthus caravata (Aubl.) Rchb.f. (X) X X Epiphytic herb Elleanthus graminifolius (Barb. Rodr.) Loijtnant (X) X X ...
F. Bongers, 2001
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Forest Canopies
ORCHID ADAPTATIONS TO AN EPIPHYTIC LIFESTYLE Wesley E. Higgins The Orchidaceae originated as terrestrial forest understory herbs approximately 100 million years ago (Chase et al. 2001). The transition to an epiphytic canopy ...
Margaret Lowman, H. Bruce Rinker, 2004
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Estuarine Ecology
6.3.3 Epiphytic Growth A characteristic component of seagrass ecosystems is the community of algae, bacteria, protozoa, and invertebrates attached to the plant leaves. This attached community, which is variously referred to as epiphytes, ...
‎1989
9
Seaweed Ecology and Physiology
The composition of the epiphytic community will be determined by the time at which a leaf becomes available, the presence of propagules, and the habitat in which the plant appears. Seagrass leaves appear to be particularly suitable surfaces ...
Christopher S. Lobban, 1994
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Piriformospora indica: Sebacinales and Their ...
12 Scaphyglottis Orchidaceae 3 Epiphytic HM45 1830, HM451837 3EH1 Orchid sp. 12 S caphyglottis Orchidaceae 3 Epiphytic HM451831, HM45183 8 3EH1 Orchid sp. 12 Scaphyglottis Orchidaceae 3 Epiphytic HM45 l 792 1 EB l Orchid sp .
Ajit Varma, Gerhard Kost, Ralf Oelmüller, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EPIPHYTIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term epiphytic is used in the context of the following news items.
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A celebration of orchids and their pollinators
... with terrestrial orchids at ground level and epiphytic orchids suspended atop tree branches. Hundreds of other tropical plants and ferns help ... «Alton Telegraph, Jul 15»
2
Japanese moss balls an easier alternative to bonsai
"Anything with that epiphytic growing style, things that naturally grow attached to bark and trees, those kinds of plants tolerate it really well ... «Herald & Review, Jun 15»
3
Twisted oaks and tales on the trail of Devon's pygmy forest
The trunks and branches of these stunted trees are covered in epiphytic mosses and lichens, predominant species being Dicranum scoparium, ... «Financial Times, Jun 15»
4
HG Sperry 0620
A. Ball moss is an epiphytic plant, not a parasitic one, that can spread among trees. It does not kill trees, but you'll often see it more prominently ... «San Antonio Express-News, Jun 15»
5
Farming the Sea
... entire epiphytic plant communities residing on top of the leaves, crustaceans and mollusks living in the dense foliage, and juvenile fish taking ... «Earth Island Journal, Jun 15»
6
Allsup: Tillandsia fun for all levels of gardeners
These strappy epiphytic plants come in different sizes, textures and colors. These epiphytes -- “air plants” -- use their minimal root systems to ... «Bloomington Pantagraph, Jun 15»
7
Avoid scalping Bermuda grass to keep it green
Dear Reader: Ball moss is an epiphytic plant (as opposed to parasitic) that certainly can spread from one tree to the next. It does not actually kill ... «Waco Tribune-Herald, Jun 15»
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Bermudagrass lawn browns after mowing
A. Ball moss is an epiphytic plant (as opposed to parasitic) that certainly can spread from one tree to the next. It does not actually kill trees, but ... «The Eagle, Jun 15»
9
Gardens for goddesses
... walk from the fernery up Rhododendron Hill where you will see the scented Maddenia collection and a wide range of other epiphytic plants. «Aberdeen Press and Journal, Jun 15»
10
Creating beautiful hanging baskets with a little know-how
Commercially available wooden baskets are often small square boxes intended for epiphytic plants such as orchids or staghorn ferns. «Charleston Post Courier, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Epiphytic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/epiphytic>. Dec 2019 ».
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