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Also, sclerophyllous
[skleer-uh-fil-uh s] /ˌsklɪər əˈfɪl əs/ (Show IPA). of, relating to, or exhibiting sclerophylly.
a plant exhibiting sclerophylly.
a woody plant with small leathery evergreen leaves that is the dominant plant form in certain hot dry areas, esp the Mediterranean region


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  • Sclerosant

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