Ecol. pertaining to the chemical and physical characteristics of the soil, without reference to climate
Origin of edaphic; from Classical Greek edaphos, soil, earth, bottom (prob. ; from or akin to hedos, seat, chair ; from Indo-European an unverified form sedos- ; from base an unverified form sed-, sit) + -ic
- Of or relating to soil, especially as it affects living organisms.
- Influenced by the soil rather than by the climate.
Origin of edaphicFrom Greek edaphos, ground, soil; see sed- in Indo-European roots.
- relating to, or determined by, conditions of the soil, especially as it relates to biological systems
- soil characteristics, such as water content, pH, texture, and nutrient availability, that influence the type and quantity of vegetation in an area
From Ancient Greek ἔδαφος (edaphos) + -ic.