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edaphic

[ih-daf-ik] /ɪˈdæf ɪk/
adjective
1.
related to or caused by particular soil conditions, as of texture or drainage, rather than by physiographic or climatic factors.
Origin
< German edaphisch (1898); see edaphon, -ic
Related forms
edaphically, adverb
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  • The diversity of environments will provide information on climatic and edaphic adaptation of advanced selections.
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edaphic

/ɪˈdæfɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the physical and chemical conditions of the soil, esp in relation to the plant and animal life it supports Compare biotic (sense 2)
Derived Forms
edaphically, adverb
Word Origin
C20: from Greek edaphos bottom, soil
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edaphic
  (ĭ-dāf'ĭk)   
  1. Relating to soil, especially as it affects living organisms. Edaphic characteristics include such factors as water content, acidity, aeration, and the availability of nutrients.

  2. Influenced by factors inherent in the soil rather than by climatic factors.


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