edaphic(redirected from edaphically)
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1. Of or relating to soil, especially as it affects living organisms.
2. Associated with a particular type of soil: an edaphic plant community.
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(Environmental Science) of or relating to the physical and chemical conditions of the soil, esp in relation to the plant and animal life it supports. Compare biotic2
[C20: from Greek edaphos bottom, soil]
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related to or caused by particular soil conditions, as of texture or drainage, rather than physiographic or climatic factors.
[< German edaphisch (1898) < Greek édaph(os) ground, soil + German -isch]
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