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Term: aepiphyte (noun)
Plural: epiphytes
Derivation: From Ancient Greek "epiphúton," meaning "one that grows upon another plant."
Definition: A plant that grows on another, using it for physical support but obtaining no nutrients from it and neither causing damage nor offering benefit, such as the numerous ferns, bromeliads, air plants, and orchids growing on tree trunks in tropical rainforests.

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