Ecol. pertaining to the chemical and physical characteristics of the soil, without reference to climate
Origin of edaphicfrom 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.
- Associated with a particular type of soil: an edaphic plant community.
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.