of, relating to, or adapted to a dry environment.
(ecology) of, relating to, or growing in dry conditions
relating or adapted to an extremely dry habitat. succulents such as cacti, aloes, and agaves are xeric plants. compare hydric, mesic.
environmental design of residential and park land using various methods for minimizing the need for water use.
a rare inherited disease characterized by sensitivity to ultraviolet light, exposure resulting in lesions and tumors of the skin and eyes.
a disease in which the skin becomes dry, hard, and scaly. historical examples applied eugenics paul popenoe and roswell hill johnson noun (pathol) any abnormal dryness of the skin as the result of diminished secretions from the sweat or sebaceous glands another name for ichthyosis