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xerarch

[zeer-ahrk] /ˈzɪər ɑrk/
adjective, Ecology
1.
(of a sere) originating in a dry habitat.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; xer- + -arch
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xerarch

/ˈzɪərɑːk/
adjective
1.
(ecology) (of a sere) having its origin in a dry habitat
Word Origin
from xer(o)- + Greek arkhē a beginning, from arkhein to begin
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