ectophytic etymology

English word ectophytic comes from English -ic, English ectophyte

Detailed word origin of ectophytic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
ectophyte English (eng) (biology) Any plant that lives as a parasite on the surface of another organism.
ectophytic English (eng) Relating to ectophytes.

Words with the same origin as ectophytic

Descendants of -ic
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