Definition of metaphytic in US English:

metaphytic

adjective

Biology
  • Of or relating to a metaphyte; of the nature of a metaphyte.

adjective

Limnology
  • Of, relating to, or with metaphyton.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From metaphyte + -ic<br>1970s; earliest use found in Journal of Animal Ecology. From metaphyton + -ic.

Pronunciation

metaphytic

/ˌmɛtəˈfɪtɪk/