[mez-uh-fahyt, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] /ˈmɛz əˌfaɪt, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-/
a plant growing under conditions of well-balanced moisture supply.
any plant that grows in surroundings receiving an average supply of water
A plant that grows in an environment having a moderate supply of water. Mesophytes tend to have root systems and vascular tissues that are well-developed, and many species can grow to great heights as a result. Most crop plants, grasses, and broad-leaved bushes and trees growing in temperate climates are mesophytes. Compare hydrophyte, xerophyte.
[mes-uh-puh-tey-mee-uh] /ˌmɛs ə pəˈteɪ mi ə/ noun 1. an ancient region in W Asia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers: now part of Iraq. /ˌmɛsəpəˈteɪmɪə/ noun 1. a region of SW Asia between the lower and middle reaches of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers: site of several ancient civilizations ancient name for the land that […]
mesoporphyrin mes·o·por·phy·rin (měz’ō-pôr’fə-rĭn, měs’-) n. Any of various porphyrin compounds produced from a protoporphyrin by the addition of a hydrogen to the double bond of each of the vinyl groups.
[mes-uh-puh-tey-mee-uh] /ˌmɛs ə pəˈteɪ mi ə/ noun 1. an ancient region in W Asia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers: now part of Iraq. /ˌmɛsəpəˈteɪmɪən/ adjective 1. of or relating to Mesopotamia, a region of SW Asia, or its inhabitants noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Mesopotamia /ˌmɛsəpəˈteɪmɪə/ noun 1. a region of SW […]
mesorchium me·sor·chi·um (mə-zôr’kē-əm, -sôr’-) n. me·sor’chi·al adj.