xeromorphic

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

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. xeroderma pigmentosum,
  2. xerographic,
  3. xerography,
  4. xeroma,
  5. xeromenia,
  6. xerophagy,
  7. xerophilous,
  8. xerophthalmia,
  9. xerophyte,
  10. xeroradiograph

Related formsxe·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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