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xerophyte

División en sílabas: xe·ro·phyte
Pronunciación: /ˈzirəˌfīt
 
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Definición de xerophyte en inglés:

sustantivo

Botany
A plant that needs very little water.
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.

Derivados

xerophytic

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Pronunciación: /ˌzi(ə)rəfitik/
adjetivo
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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