tropophyte

tropophyte

[trop-uh-fahyt, troh-puh-]
noun
a tropophilous plant, as a broad-leaved tree.

Origin:
1895–1900; tropo- + -phyte

tropophytic [trop-uh-fit-ik, troh-puh-] , adjective
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tropophyte (ˈtrɒpəˌfaɪt)
 
n
a plant living in a seasonal climate that can become dormant in unfavourable conditions
 
tropophytic
 
adj

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tropophyte   (trō'pə-fīt', trŏp'ə-)  Pronunciation Key 
A plant adapted to climatic conditions in which periods of abundant precipitation alternate with periods of dryness.
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