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tropophyte

[ trop-uh-fahyt, troh-puh- ]
/ ˈtrɒp əˌfaɪt, ˈtroʊ pə- /
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noun
a tropophilous plant, as a broad-leaved tree.
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Origin of tropophyte

First recorded in 1895–1900; tropo- + -phyte

OTHER WORDS FROM tropophyte

trop·o·phyt·ic [trop-uh-fit-ik, troh-puh-], /ˌtrɒp əˈfɪt ɪk, ˌtroʊ pə-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tropophyte

tropophyte
/ (ˈtrɒpəˌfaɪt) /

noun
a plant living in a seasonal climate that can become dormant in unfavourable conditions

Derived forms of tropophyte

tropophytic (ˌtrɒpəˈfɪtɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for tropophyte

tropophyte
[ trōpə-fīt′, trŏpə- ]

A plant adapted to climatic conditions in which periods of abundant precipitation alternate with periods of dryness.
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