evapotranspiration[ē vap′ō tran′spə rā′s̸hən]
evapotranspiration definition by Webster's New World
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the total water loss from the soil, including that by direct evaporation and that by transpiration from the surfaces of plants
Origin: evapo(ration) plush transpiration
evapotranspiration definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.