evapotranspiration[ē vap′ō tran′spə rā′s̸hən]
the total water loss from the soil, including that by direct evaporation and that by transpiration from the surfaces of plants
Origin of evapotranspirationevapo(ration) + transpiration
- 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 of evapotranspirationevapo(ration) and transpiration.