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Meaning of "xerophilous" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF XEROPHILOUS

xerophilous  [zɪˈrɒfɪləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF XEROPHILOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Xerophilous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES XEROPHILOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

xerophilous

Xerophile

A xerophile, is an extremophilic organism that can grow and reproduce in conditions with a low availability of water, also known as water activity. Water activity is a measure of the amount of water within a substrate an organism can use to support sexual growth. Xerophiles are often said to be "xerotolerant", meaning tolerant of dry conditions. They can survive in environments with water activity below 0.8. Endoliths and halophiles are often xerotolerant. The common food preservation method of reducing water activities may not prevent the growth of xerophilic organisms, often resulting in food spoilage. Many mold and yeast species are xerophilic. Mold growth on bread is an example of food spoilage by xerophilic organisms. Examples of xerophiles include Trichosporonoides nigrescens, cacti, and tardigrades, which can survive for almost a decade without exposure to water.

Definition of xerophilous in the English dictionary

The definition of xerophilous in the dictionary is adapted for growing or living in dry surroundings.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH XEROPHILOUS


acidophilous
ˌæsɪˈdɒfɪləs
acidophilus
ˌæsɪˈdɒfɪləs
ammophilous
æˈmɒfɪləs
anemophilous
ˌænɪˈmɒfɪləs
coprophilous
kəˈprɒfɪləs
endophyllous
ɛnˈdɒfɪləs
eosinophilous
ˌiːəʊsɪˈnɒfɪləs
geophilous
dʒiːˈɒfɪləs
Herophilus
hɪəˈrɒfɪləs
hydrophilous
haɪˈdrɒfɪləs
hygrophilous
haɪˈɡrɒfɪləs
lithophilous
lɪˈθɒfɪləs
necrophilous
neˈkrɒfɪləs
nitrophilous
naɪˈtrɒfɪləs
ombrophilous
ɒmˈbrɒfɪləs
sclerophyllous
sklɛˈrɒfɪləs
Theophilus
θɪˈɒfɪləs
thermophilous
θɜːˈmɒfɪləs
tropophilous
trəʊˈpɒfɪləs
xiphophyllous
zɪˈfɒfɪləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE XEROPHILOUS

xerodermic
xerographer
xerographic
xerographically
xerography
xeroma
xeromorph
xeromorphic
xerophagy
xerophile
xerophily
xerophthalmia
xerophthalmic
xerophyte
xerophytic
xerophytically
xerophytism
xeroradiography
xerosere
xerosis

WORDS THAT END LIKE XEROPHILOUS

anthophilous
battailous
halophilous
heliophilous
limnophilous
malacophilous
myrmecophilous
nubilous
ornithophilous
perilous
photophilous
pilous
rhizophilous
ridiculous
scurrilous
sibilous
Siege Perilous
symphilous
tendrilous
unperilous
verisimilous

Synonyms and antonyms of xerophilous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «xerophilous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF XEROPHILOUS

Find out the translation of xerophilous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of xerophilous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «xerophilous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

旱生
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

xerófilo
570 millions of speakers

English

xerophilous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

xerophilous
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

xerophilous
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ксерофильная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

xerófila
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

xerophilous
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

xérophiles
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Xerophilous
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

xerophilous
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

xerophilous
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

xerophilous
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Xerophilous
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xerophilous
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

xerophilous
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

श्वेतवर्णीय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

xerophilous
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

xerofile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

xerophilous
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ксерофільна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

xerofile
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

xerophilous
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

xerophilous
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

xerophilous
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

xerophilous
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of xerophilous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «XEROPHILOUS»

The term «xerophilous» is used very little and occupies the 167.169 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «XEROPHILOUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about xerophilous

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «XEROPHILOUS»

Discover the use of xerophilous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to xerophilous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Wild and Sown Grasses: Profiles of a Temperate Species ...
... 5 average humidity or drainage mesophilous 4 fast drainage (warm soil) thermophilous 3 dry, in summer namely meso-xerophilous 2 permanently very dry xerophilous 1 extremely dry hyper-xerophilous Index Nutrient availability ( fertilization ...
Alain Peeters, Cécile Vanbellinghen, John Frame, 2004
2
PM: Program Manager (Online) September October 2001 Issue
not enough to be a xerophilous Program Manager (PM) these days. Sure, you can calmly sit in a Congressional Hearing and expertly an- swer rapid-fire questions with cameras rolling and 50 angry, vein-bulging senators slicing and dicing ...
3
The Far North:: Plant Biodiversity and Ecology of Yakutia
2002): the Festuco lenensis-Pinetum sylvestris of the hemiboreal RHYTIDIO- LARICETEA sibiricae and the Saxifrago bronchialis-Pinetum sylvestris oftheVACCINIO-PICEETEA. The first association represents most xerophilous coniferous ...
E. I. Troeva, 2010
4
Far North
2002): the Festuco lenensis-Pinetum sylvestris of the hemiboreal RHYTIDIO- LARICETEA sibiricae and the Saxifrago bronchialis-Pinetum sylvestris oftheVACCINIO-PICEETEA. The first association represents most xerophilous coniferous ...
A. P. Isaev E. I. Troeva (M. M. Cherosov), 2010
5
Biodiversity Research in the Horn of Africa Region: ...
(6) Boscaglia xerofila rada / Broken xerophilous open woodland According to Pichi-Sermolli, the Broken xerophilous open woodland (6) and the Xerophilous open woodland (7) are very closely associated vegetation types. The differences are ...
Ib Friis, Olof Ryding, 2001
6
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Landscape and Urban Planning: ...
xerophilous plant sec) ; g xerophil [adj] (Trockene Lebensräume bevorzugend oder an diese angepasst); syn. Trockenheit liebend [ppr/adj]. xerophilous plant [n ] bot. ▻xerophyte. 7117 xerophyte [n] bot. (A plant that can subsist on dry sites ...
Klaus-Jürgen Evert, 2010
7
Biogeography and Ecology of Bulgaria
Twelve (70.6%) of the species from this family are xerophilous. Most of xerophilous taxa in Enidae have Anatolian origin, represented in Bulgaria by Balkan–Anatolian species. Many Euxinian species have a similar distribution. They are ...
Victor Fet, Alexi Popov, 2007
8
Ice Age Southern Andes: A Chronicle of Palaeoecological Events
Desert Scrub (Monte). and Xerophilous Woodland (Espinal) along a transect continuing eastward downslope across Atlantic drainage. Centered at ~39°S. the transect intercepts 50 sites of subsurface duff (Fig. 11.7; Table 11.2). Distributed in ...
C.J. Heusser, 2003
9
Eurasian Steppes. Ecological Problems and Livelihoods in a ...
The first unit would include more xerophilous vegetation dominated by narrow- leaved grasses (xerophilous Festuca and Stipa species). It could be called ' narrow-leaved dry grasslands' and include both the recent 6240* and 6250* habitats.
Marinus J.A. Werger, Marja A. van Staalduinen, 2012
10
The Physical Geography of Northern Eurasia
Traditionally, the proportion of xerophilous species in the floristic composition of steppe vegetation has been used as an indicator of a 'true nature' of steppes. The participation of such species is much higher in the east. Thus, in the meadow ...
Maria Shahgedanova, 2002

3 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «XEROPHILOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term xerophilous is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Whizz-kid bamboozles judges in TV challenge
In the most recent round he won a spelling challenge with his knowledge of obscure words such as xerophilous and appropinquity. In the same episode, his ... «The Sunday Times, Jul 15»
2
Why the Abad caper is not enough to advance the revolution
Post-Marcos politics, therefore, continues to be politically xerophilous for our communists. And, sadly, instead of admitting that conditions have changed (the ... «Rappler, Sep 14»
3
Unusual Heavy Rain Soaks Arizona
The Glossary of Weather and Climate defines a desert as "a region where precipitation is insufficient to support any except xerophilous vegetation; a region of ... «The Weather Channel, Nov 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Xerophilous [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/xerophilous>. Jul 2019 ».
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