Xeric



of, relating to, or adapted to a dry environment.
historical examples

a distributional study of the amphibians of the isthmus of tehuantepec, mexico william e. duellman
the systematics of the frogs of the hyla rubra group in middle america juan r. len
the biotic -ssociations of c-ckroaches louis m. roth
birds from coahuila, mexico emil k. urban
the biotic -ssociations of c-ckroaches louis m. roth
the breeding birds of kansas richard f. johnston

adjective
(ecology) of, relating to, or growing in dry conditions
adj.
xeric
(zěr’ĭk, zîr’-)
relating or adapted to an extremely dry habitat. succulents such as cacti, aloes, and agaves are xeric plants. compare hydric, mesic.

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    of, relating to, or adapted to a dry environment. adjective (ecology) of, relating to, or growing in dry conditions adj. xeric (zěr’ĭk, zîr’-) relating or adapted to an extremely dry habitat. succulents such as cacti, aloes, and agaves are xeric plants. compare hydric, mesic.

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