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tropophyte

[trop-uh-fahyt, troh-puh-] /ˈtrɒp əˌfaɪt, ˈtroʊ pə-/
noun
1.
a tropophilous plant, as a broad-leaved tree.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; tropo- + -phyte
Related forms
tropophytic
[trop-uh-fit-ik, troh-puh-] /ˌtrɒp əˈfɪt ɪk, ˌtroʊ pə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tropophyte

tropophyte

/ˈtrɒpəˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
a plant living in a seasonal climate that can become dormant in unfavourable conditions
Derived Forms
tropophytic (ˌtrɒpəˈfɪtɪk) adjective
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tropophyte
  (trō'pə-fīt', trŏp'ə-)   
A plant adapted to climatic conditions in which periods of abundant precipitation alternate with periods of dryness.
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