[ih-daf-ik] /ɪˈdæf ɪk/ adjective 1. related to or caused by particular soil conditions, as of texture or drainage, rather than by physiographic or climatic factors. /ɪˈdæfɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the physical and chemical conditions of the soil, esp in relation to the plant and animal life it supports Compare biotic (sense 2) […]
noun, Ecology. 1. a localized climax community that may differ from the surrounding climax vegetation by reason of slightly differing soil type, exposure to sun and wind, drainage, etc.
[ed-uh-fon] /ˈɛd əˌfɒn/ noun 1. the aggregate of organisms that live in the soil.
tower of the flock, a tower between Bethlehem and Hebron, near which Jacob first halted after leaving Bethlehem (Gen. 35:21). In Micah 4:8 the word is rendered “tower of the flock” (marg., “Edar”), and is used as a designation of Bethlehem, which figuratively represents the royal line of David as sprung from Bethlehem.