mesic

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[ mez-ik, mes-, mee-zik, -sik ]
/ ˈmɛz ɪk, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zɪk, -sɪk /
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adjective

of, relating to, or adapted to an environment having a balanced supply of moisture.

Origin of mesic

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First recorded in 1925–30; mes- + -ic

Related forms

mes·i·cal·ly, adverb

Definition for mesic (2 of 2)

mesic

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[ mee-zik, -sik, mez-ik, mes- ]
/ ˈmi zɪk, -sɪk, ˈmɛz ɪk, ˈmɛs- /

adjective Physics.

of or relating to a meson; mesonic.

Origin of mesic

2
First recorded in 1935–40; mes(on) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for mesic

mesic

/ (ˈmiːzɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or growing in conditions of medium water supplymesic plants
of or relating to a meson

Derived Forms

mesically, adverb
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Science definitions for mesic

mesic

[ mĕzĭk, mĕs-, mēzĭk, -sĭk ]

Relating or adapted to a moderately moist habitat. The sugar maple, white ash, and basswood are mesic plants. Compare hydric xeric.

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