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tropophyte

[trop-uh-fahyt, troh-puh-]
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noun
  1. a tropophilous plant, as a broad-leaved tree.
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Origin of tropophyte

First recorded in 1895–1900; tropo- + -phyte
Related formstrop·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

noun
  1. a plant living in a seasonal climate that can become dormant in unfavourable conditions
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Derived Formstropophytic (ˌtrɒpəˈfɪtɪk), adjective
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tropophyte

[trōpə-fīt′, trŏpə-]
  1. A plant adapted to climatic conditions in which periods of abundant precipitation alternate with periods of dryness.
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