mesophyte

[mez-uh-fahyt, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-]
noun
a plant growing under conditions of well-balanced moisture supply.

Origin:
1885–90; meso- + -phyte

mesophytic [mez-uh-fit-ik, mes-, mee-zuh-, -suh-] , adjective
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mesophyte (ˈmɛsəʊˌfaɪt)
 
n
any plant that grows in surroundings receiving an average supply of water
 
mesophytic
 
adj

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mesophyte  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (měz'ə-fīt')  Pronunciation Key 
A plant that grows in an environment having a moderate supply of water. Mesophytes tend to have root systems and vascular tissues that are well-developed, and many species can grow to great heights as a result. Most crop plants, grasses, and broad-leaved bushes and trees growing in temperate climates are mesophytes. Compare hydrophyte, xerophyte.

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Mesophyte is a plant that is adapted to a habitat of moderately moist conditions.
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