Definition of phreatophytic in US English:

phreatophytic

adjective

Botany
  • See phreatophyte

    • ‘We explored this biogeochemical transfer and its influence on soils in phreatophytic eucalypt plantations and native grasslands of the Pampas (Argentina).’
    • ‘The growth and survival of this species rely on access to deep water tables such as those occurring on river banks (phreatophytic habit).’

Pronunciation

phreatophytic

/-ˌatəˈfitik/