xerarch

[ zeer-ahrk ]
/ ˈzɪər ɑrk /

adjective Ecology.

(of a sere) originating in a dry habitat.

Origin of xerarch

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

xerarch

/ (ˈzɪərɑːk) /

adjective

ecology (of a sere) having its origin in a dry habitat

Word Origin for xerarch

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