Definition of periphytic in English:

periphytic

adjective

Ecology
  • See periphyton

    • ‘A five-level light gradient experiment corroborated these findings: full sunlight suppressed periphytic accumulation.’
    • ‘The presence of herbivores also increased periphytic nutrient content in some experiments.’
    • ‘How important are rotifers to the ecology of springs and soils, interstitial, and periphytic habitats?’