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Meaning of "xerophytic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF XEROPHYTIC

xerophytic  [ˌzɪərəˈfɪtɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF XEROPHYTIC

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

WHAT DOES XEROPHYTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

xerophytic

Xerophyte

The Joshua tree is an example of a xerophyte. A xerophyte is a species of plant that has adapted to survive in an environment with little water, such as a desert or an ice- or snow-covered region in the Alps or the Arctic. The morphology and physiology of xerophytes are variously adapted to conserve water, and commonly also to store large quantities of water, during dry periods. Other species may be adapted to survive long periods of desiccation of their tissues, during which their metabolic activity may effectively shut down. Plants with such morphological and physiological adaptations are called xeromorphic.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH XEROPHYTIC


autophytic
ˌɔːtəˈfɪtɪk
bryophytic
ˌbraɪəˈfɪtɪk
cormophytic
ˌkɔːməˈfɪtɪk
cryptophytic
ˌkrɪptəˈfɪtɪk
graphitic
ɡrəˈfɪtɪk
halophytic
ˌhæləˈfɪtɪk
holophytic
ˌhɒləˈfɪtɪk
hygrophytic
ˌhaɪɡrəˈfɪtɪk
lithophytic
ˌlɪθəˈfɪtɪk
oophytic
ˌəʊəˈfɪtɪk
osteophytic
ˌɒstɪəˈfɪtɪk
phreatophytic
frɪˌætəˈfɪtɪk
psilophytic
ˌsɪləˈfɪtɪk
schizophytic
ˌskɪtsəˈfɪtɪk
spermaphytic
ˌspɜːməˈfɪtɪk
spermophytic
ˌspɜːməˈfɪtɪk
sporophytic
ˌspɔːrəˈfɪtɪk
thallophytic
ˌθæləˈfɪtɪk
tropophytic
ˌtrɒpəˈfɪtɪk
zoophytic
ˌzəʊəˈfɪtɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE XEROPHYTIC

xeroma
xeromorph
xeromorphic
xerophagy
xerophile
xerophilous
xerophily
xerophthalmia
xerophthalmic
xerophyte
xerophytically
xerophytism
xeroradiography
xerosere
xerosis
xerostoma
xerostomia
xerothermic
xerotic
xerotripses

WORDS THAT END LIKE XEROPHYTIC

dermatophytic
ectophytic
endophytic
entophytic
epiphytic
gametophytic
geophytic
hydrophytic
macrophytic
mesophytic
microphytic
myelocytic
neophytic
periphytic
protophytic
psammophytic
pteridophytic
saprophytic
spermatophytic
symphytic
trachytic

Synonyms and antonyms of xerophytic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «xerophytic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF XEROPHYTIC

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Translator English - Chinese

旱生
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

xerófila
570 millions of speakers

English

xerophytic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

xerophytic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

xerophytic
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ксерофитная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

xerophytic
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

xerophytic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

xérophiles
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Xerophytic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

xerophytic
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

xerophytic
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

건생
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Xerophytic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xerophytic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

xerophytic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्षयरोगविषयक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kserofitik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

xerophytic
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

xerophytic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ксерофітна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

xerophytic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

xerophytic
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

xerofitiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

xerophytic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

xerophytic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of xerophytic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «XEROPHYTIC»

The term «xerophytic» is normally little used and occupies the 127.842 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «XEROPHYTIC» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «XEROPHYTIC»

Discover the use of xerophytic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to xerophytic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Essential AS Biology for OCR
10.8.1 Xerophytic plants Xerophytes are typically thought of as desert plants, showing a whole range of adaptations to cope with hot, dry conditions. However, similar adaptations may also be seen in plants found in sand dunes or other dry,  ...
Glenn Toole, Susan Toole, 2004
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New Understanding Biology for Advanced Level
Xerophytic plants have evolved a wide range of features designed to reduce the rate of transpiration. These are known as xeromorphic features. These adaptations are not confined to xerophytic plants but may also occur in mesophytes.
Glenn Toole, Susan Toole, 1999
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Fern Ecology
5.2 Xerophytic ferns and their habitats Page (1979) distinguishes five major environments in which ferns are found: tropical mesic, tropical xeric epiphytic, tropical xeric terrestrial, tropical alpine and temperate. Within each of these main  ...
Klaus Mehltreter, Lawrence R. Walker, Joanne M. Sharpe, 2010
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Geomorphology of Desert Environments
A general classification of xerophytic plants is given in Fig. 11.8 (Levitt 1972). Xerophytic plants can escape drought seasons by an ephemeral habit or resist drought either by avoiding it by reducing water consumption or by using the ...
Anthony J. Parsons, Athol D. Abrahams, 2009
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Of Prairie, Woods, and Water: Two Centuries of Chicago ...
The humus oxidizes more rapidly, and a xerophytic undergrowth comes in. In place of Hepatica and its associates, we find Antennaria, Poa compressa (Wire grass), Equisetum hyemale (Scouring rush), and other xerophytic herbs; Polytrichum ...
Joel Greenberg, 2010
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Physiological Ecology of Tropical Plants
187–234 Lüttge U, Medina E, Cram WJ, Lee HSJ, Popp M, Smith JAC (1989a) Ecophysiology of xerophytic and halophytic vegetation of a coastal alluvial plain in northern Venezuela. II. Cactaceae. New Phytol 111:245–251 Lüttge U, Popp M , ...
Ulrich Lüttge, 2007
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Aztec Imperial Strategies
Tecpatepec 69 Xerophytic products produced (PNE, 6: 37). Possible local market PNE, 6: 37). Tecpilpan (near Cempoala) No information found. Temazcalapan ( Temascalapa) 43 Frederic Hicks (1987) mentions a market. Tenanco Tepopulan  ...
Frances Berdan, 1996
8
Grasslands of the World
Xerophytic tussockgrass Communities dominated by Mitchell grass (Astrebla species) are widespread (40 million hectares) on heavy, cracking clay plains of inland northern Australia, particularly in Queensland. Many of these are true ...
J. M. Suttie, Stephen G. Reynolds, Caterina Batello, 2005
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Competition Science Vision
Anatomical Adaptations in xerophytes : • The epidermal cells of leaves and other delicate parts are heavily cuticularized and cutinized. In addition some xerophytic plants possesses protective coating of wax and silica. The wax is impermeable ...
10
The Geology of Chile
Olivillo forests are generally immersed in a matrix of xerophytic vegetation, and reach as far north as La Serena (30°S) at Fray Jorge and Talinay (Troncoso et al l980). occurring as isolated relict forest fragments along the upper slopes of the ...
Teresa Moreno (Ph. D.), Wes Gibbons, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «XEROPHYTIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term xerophytic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Every Blooming Thing: Loropetalum – what's that?
When you are looking for plants to complement any rocks or pieces of work or sculptures in your zen garden don't forget the xerophytic cacti and the other ... «Appeal-Democrat, Jul 15»
2
Biochar can reduce tree stress from transplanting and drought …
Similar results have been achieved with the more xerophytic (drought-adapted) species western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla), and among drought-stressed ... «Horticulture Week, Jan 15»
3
Children's garden envisioned for Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
Mr. Lawrus pointed out that the xerophytic garden, which highlights cactus and drought-tolerant plants, took a year-and-a-half to create. It cost $70,000, almost ... «Cayman Compass, Nov 14»
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The Garden Guru: 'Neoregelia' bromeliads offer color, toughness
Cactus and succulent vendors often have them as well, although they lean more to the xerophytic terrestrial types. And then I decided to try my old friend eBay. «Fort Worth Star Telegram, Oct 14»
5
If these stones could talk
... display some 30 Ikebana floral arrangements, and the Cactus and Succulent Society will put up Xerophytic landscaping as well as a collection of succulents. «Inquirer.net, Sep 14»
6
The Garden Guru: Turfgrass on trial
... ample room for turf grass, decorative stone, handsome and lush shrubs, and even, in proper planting spots, xerophytic plants in every North Texas landscape. «Fort Worth Star Telegram, Jul 14»
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Succulent and Cactus Show Is This Weekend
... Succulent and Cactus Society, a non-profit educational organization promoting the cultivation and research of succulent and xerophytic plants (plants like cacti ... «thebolditalic, Jun 14»
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Hudson Valley briefs
... by a series of stone-walled raised beds constructed on stepped ledges and cliffs and planted with choice specimens of xerophytic and drought-tolerant plants, ... «Poughkeepsie Journal, May 14»
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Sparkman's Nursery says new compound can cut water bills in half
"What we did out here is design a landscape with xerophytic plants (adapted to survive with little water) and hardscape materials and what we did was take out ... «KCBD-TV, Apr 14»
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Call it luck or labour
The notion that Adenium obesum (Desert Rose) brings luck is very recent. As the name indicates, it is a xerophytic plant that survive well in water-scarce areas. «The Hindu, Feb 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Xerophytic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/xerophytic>. Oct 2019 ».
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