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xeromorphic

[ zeer-uh-mawr-fik ]
/ ˌzɪər əˈmɔr fɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to structural adaptations of xerophytes that help them store water and withstand drought.

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Origin of xeromorphic

First recorded in 1905–10; xero- + -morphic

OTHER WORDS FROM xeromorphic

xe·ro·morph, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for xeromorphic

xeromorphic
/ (ˌzɪərəˈmɔːfɪk) /

adjective

(of plants or plant parts) having characteristics that serve as protection against excessive loss of water
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