Main meanings of metaphytic in English

: metaphytic1metaphytic2

metaphytic1

Pronunciation /ˌmɛtəˈfɪtɪk/

adjective

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

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From metaphyte + -ic.

Main meanings of metaphytic in English

: metaphytic1metaphytic2

metaphytic2

Pronunciation /ˌmɛtəˈfɪtɪk/

adjective

Ecology
  • Of, relating to, or with metaphyton.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Journal of Animal Ecology. From metaphyton + -ic.