evapotranspiration[ē vap′ō tran′spə rā′s̸hən]
Origin: evapo(ration) + transpiration
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- The combined processes of evaporation, sublimation, and transpiration of the water from the earth's surface into the atmosphere.
- The total amount of water transferred from the earth to the atmosphere.
Origin: evapo(ration) and transpiration.