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xeric

[zeer-ik] /ˈzɪər ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or adapted to a dry environment.
Origin
1926
1926; < Greek xēr(ós) dry + -ic1
Related forms
xerically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for xerically

xeric

/ˈzɪərɪk/
adjective
1.
(ecology) of, relating to, or growing in dry conditions
Derived Forms
xerically, adverb
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xeric

adj.

1926; see xero- + -ic.

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xerically in Science
xeric
  (zěr'ĭk, zîr'-)   
Relating or adapted to an extremely dry habitat. Succulents such as cacti, aloes, and agaves are xeric plants. Compare hydric, mesic.

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