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Of, produced by, or influenced by the soil.‘long-term cultivation may cause near-irreversible edaphic changes’
- ‘The three populations were classified into two edaphic groups according to soil type.’
- ‘Consequently, we would expect that the observed distributions of species reflect both the distributions of key environmental and edaphic influences as well as historic and current disturbance events.’
- ‘West Indian genotypes are adapted to humid tropical conditions and are hence very cold sensitive but show tolerance of soil salinity and other adverse edaphic conditions.’
- ‘Some plant species are tolerant of edaphic factors in serpentine soils.’
- ‘Such environmental and edaphic changes may greatly influence plant growth and survivorship, shaping species composition in the post-harvest community.’
Late 19th century: coined in German from Greek edaphos ‘floor’ + -ic.
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