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mesic 1

Pronunciation: /ˈmezik/ Pronunciation: /ˈmē-/

adjective

Ecology
(Of an environment or habitat) containing a moderate amount of moisture. Compare with hydric and xeric.
Example sentences
  • From there, other authors suggested that angiosperms moved into disturbed streamside habitats in mesic environments.
  • Cardamine impatiens exhibits potential to be an invasive weed and should be carefully monitored, especially in susceptible hydric to mesic habitats.
  • The two riparian populations occupy mesic habitats where prey is abundant and favorable thermal conditions allow for extended foraging periods.

Origin

1920s: from Greek mesos 'middle' + -ic.

Words that rhyme with mesic

amnesic, analgesic

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Syllabification: mes·ic

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mesic 2

Pronunciation: /ˈmezik/

adjective

Physics
1Relating to a meson.
1.1Denoting a system analogous to an atom in which a meson takes the place of either an orbital electron or the nucleus.

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Syllabification: mes·ic

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