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mesophyte

Line breaks: meso|phyte
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛsə(ʊ)fʌɪt
 
, ˈmɛz-, ˈmiːs-, ˈmiːz-/

Definition of mesophyte in English:

noun

Botany
A plant needing only a moderate amount of water.
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

1
adjective
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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