epiphytotic


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ep·i·phy·tot·ic

 (ĕp′ə-fī-tŏt′ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characterized by a sudden or abnormally destructive outbreak of a plant disease, usually over an extended geographic area.

ep′i·phy·tot′ic n.

epiphytotic

(ˌɛpɪfaɪˈtɒtɪk)
adj
(Plant Pathology) (of plant diseases and parasites) affecting plants over a wide geographical region
[from epi- + -phyte + -otic]

ep•i•phy•tot•ic

(ˌɛp ə faɪˈtɒt ɪk)

adj.
1. (of a disease) destroying a large number of plants in an area at the same time.
n.
2. an epiphytotic disease.
[1895–1900; epi- + -phyte + -otic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.epiphytotic - (of plants) epidemic among plants of a single kind especially over a wide area; "an epiphytotic blight of potatoes"; "epiphytotic conditions associated with a single-plant agriculture"
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
epidemic - (especially of medicine) of disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously; "an epidemic outbreak of influenza"
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The bacterial leaf scorch epiphytotic, a plant epidemic among oleanders, continues.