edaphic

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From Ancient Greek ἔδαφος (édaphos) +‎ -ic.

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edaphic (not comparable)

  1. (geography) Relating to, or determined by, conditions of the soil, especially as it relates to biological systems.
    • 2014, John Dighton, Interactions in Soil: Promoting Plant Growth, page 43:
      Thus, temporal inactive geophiles, such as the caterpillars of many butterfly species, only bury in the ground for nymphosis; even so they constitute an important food source for other edaphic species.

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