Epiphyte

Ep"i*phyte

(?), n. [Gr. 'epi` upon + fyto`n plant, to grow: cf. F. piphyte.] 1. (Bot.) An air plant which grows on other plants, but does not derive its nourishment from them. See Air plant.
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2. (Med.) A vegetable parasite growing on the surface of the body.

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Ep`i*phyt"ic

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Ep`i*phyt"ic*al

(?), } a. (Bot.) Pertaining to, or having the nature of, an epiphyte. -- Ep`i*phyt"ic*al*ly, adv.
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