Definition of xerophyte in English:

xerophyte

Line breaks: xero|phyte
Pronunciation: /ˈzɪərə(ʊ)fʌɪt
 
, ˈzɛ-/

noun

Botany
  • A plant which needs very little water.
    More example sentences
    • High stomatal frequencies are usually characteristic of leaves of xerophytes.
    • Indeed, this is the explanation offered by the classical and the majority of the modern textbooks on plant physiology or ecology especially when discussing adaptation of xerophytes to their habitat.
    • Ferns generally lack some of the more typical adaptations of xerophytes, such as a thick hypodermis, sunken stomata, and CAM photosynthesis.

Derivatives

xerophytic

adjective
More example sentences
  • Haloxylon persicum is a stem-succulent xerophytic shrub, which only occurs in non-saline sandy deserts.
  • A collection of cacti xerophytic plants - over 800 specimens - is exhibited in the nearby cactus house.
  • Exodermis with Casparian bands was found in roots of hydrophytic, mesophytic and xerophytic species and in members of primitive as well as advanced families.

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