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xerarch

[zeer-ahrk]
adjective Ecology.
  1. (of a sere) originating in a dry habitat.
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Origin of xerarch

1935–40; xer- + -arch
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British Dictionary definitions for xerarch

xerarch

adjective
  1. ecology (of a sere) having its origin in a dry habitat
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Word Origin for xerarch

from xer (o) - + Greek arkhē a beginning, from arkhein to begin
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