[mez-ik, mes-, mee-zik, -sik]
- of, relating to, or adapted to an environment having a balanced supply of moisture.
Origin of mesic1
[mee-zik, -sik, mez-ik, mes-]
- of or relating to a meson; mesonic.
Origin of mesic2
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Examples from the Web for mesic
The stock on the Caribbean lowlands remained in mesic environments and evolved into S. cyanosticta.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca
William E. Duellman
In fallen leaves and decaying wood in xeric and mesic hammock habitats (Friauf, 1953).The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches
Louis M. Roth
The mesic conditions to the north in Tabasco and Yucatn probably have restricted the movement of pygmy mice to the north.Speciation and Evolution of the Pygmy Mice, Genus Baiomys
Robert L. Packard
Peromyscus maniculatus is ubiquitous, occurring in habitats ranging from mesic boreal forests to arid southwestern deserts.
However, in summer, the finding of a racer in mesic woodland is a rare event.Natural History of the Racer Coluber constrictor
Henry S. Fitch
- of, relating to, or growing in conditions of medium water supplymesic plants
- of or relating to a meson
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Word Origin and History for mesic
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[mĕz′ĭk, mĕs′-, mē′zĭk, -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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