epiphytotic

epiphytotic
adjective
(of plants) epidemic among plants of a single kind especially over a wide area
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an epiphytotic blight of potatoes

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epiphytotic conditions associated with a single-plant agriculture

Similar to: ↑epidemic
Topics: ↑plant, ↑flora, ↑plant life

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I. \\|epəˌfī|täd.ik\ adjective
Etymology: epi- + phyt- + -otic
1. of an infectious plant disease : tending to recur sporadically usually over a wide area and to affect large numbers of susceptible plants whenever present

an epiphytotic blight of potatoes

2. : of, relating to, or tending to produce an epiphytotic

the disease exhibited an epiphytotic tendency

epiphytotic conditions associated with a single-crop agriculture

II. noun (-s)
: an outbreak of epiphytotic disease

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/ep'euh fuy tot"ik/, adj.
1. (of a disease) destroying a large number of plants in an area at the same time.
n.
2. the widespread, destructive outbreak of a plant disease.
[1895-1900; EPI- + -PHYTE + -OTIC]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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