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mesophyte

[ mez-uh-fahyt, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh- ]

noun

  1. a plant growing under conditions of well-balanced moisture supply.


mesophyte

/ ˈmɛsəʊˌfaɪt; ˌmɛsəʊˈfɪtɪk /

noun

  1. any plant that grows in surroundings receiving an average supply of water


mesophyte

/ mĕzə-fīt′ /

  1. A plant that grows in an environment having a moderate supply of water. Mesophytes tend to have root systems and vascular tissues that are well-developed, and many species can grow to great heights as a result. Most crop plants, grasses, and broad-leaved bushes and trees growing in temperate climates are mesophytes.
  2. Compare hydrophyte


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Derived Forms

  • mesophytic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • mes·o·phyt·ic [mez-, uh, -, fit, -ik, mes-, mee-z, uh, -, -s, uh, -], adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of mesophyte1

First recorded in 1885–90; meso- + -phyte

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