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[mez-ik, mes-, mee-zik, -sik] /ˈmɛz ɪk, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zɪk, -sɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or adapted to an environment having a balanced supply of moisture.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; mes- + -ic
Related forms
mesically, adverb

mesic2

[mee-zik, -sik, mez-ik, mes-] /ˈmi zɪk, -sɪk, ˈmɛz ɪk, ˈmɛs-/
adjective, Physics.
1.
of or pertaining to a meson; mesonic.
Origin
1935-40; mes(on) + -ic
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  • The dry-mesic forest will be allowed to convert over time to a more mesic forest condition.
  • These range across a spectrum from dry to wet, and include many in-between types such as mesic and dry-mesic.
British Dictionary definitions for mesic

mesic

/ˈmiːzɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or growing in conditions of medium water supply: mesic plants
2.
of or relating to a meson
Derived Forms
mesically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for mesic
adj.

1926, in ecology sense, from Greek mesos "middle" (see meso-) + -ic. From 1939 in physics (from meson).

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mesic in Science
mesic
  (měz'ĭk, měs'-, mē'zĭk, -sĭk)   
Relating or adapted to a moderately moist habitat. The sugar maple, white ash, and basswood are mesic plants. Compare hydric, xeric.

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