Definition of edaphic in English:



  • Of, produced by, or influenced by the soil.

    ‘long-term cultivation may cause near-irreversible edaphic changes’
    • ‘Some plant species are tolerant of edaphic factors in serpentine soils.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Such environmental and edaphic changes may greatly influence plant growth and survivorship, shaping species composition in the post-harvest community.’
    • ‘The three populations were classified into two edaphic groups according to soil type.’
    • ‘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.’



/əˈdafik/ /əˈdæfɪk/


Late 19th century coined in German from Greek edaphos ‘floor’+ -ic.