Definition of mesophyte in English:

mesophyte

Syllabification: mes·o·phyte
Pronunciation: /ˈmezəˌfīt, ˈmē-
 
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noun

Botany
A plant needing only a moderate amount of water.
More example sentences
  • According to these considerations, the factor of light appears as the first of many different environmental factors for the ecological plant sociology of mesophytes.
  • A higher mesophyll resistance in woody plants than in herbs, and in sclerophylls than in mesophytes, has been reported.
  • Consequently, cuticles of plant species adapted to dry conditions have, by one to two orders of magnitude, lower permeances for water than cuticles of mesophytes from more humid climates.

Derivatives

mesophytic

Pronunciation: /ˌmezəˈfitik, ˌmē-/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Exodermis with Casparian bands was found in roots of hydrophytic, mesophytic and xerophytic species and in members of primitive as well as advanced families.
  • In epiphytes known values of are high even compared to mesophytic terrestrial plants.
  • It is a shade tolerant, late successional, mesophytic tree species associated with at least 20 forest cover types in North America.

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