(Of an environment or habitat) containing a moderate amount of moisture: mesic tundras Compare with hydric and xeric.
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- 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.
1920s: from Greek mesos 'middle' + -ic.
Words that rhyme with mesicamnesic, analgesic
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