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xeromorphic

[zeer-uh-mawr-fik] /ˌzɪər əˈmɔr fɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to structural adaptations of xerophytes that help them store water and withstand drought.
Related forms
xeromorph, noun
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  • The vegetation of northern forests is slow-growing, but largely evergreen and xeromorphic.
  • The physiological significance of the xeromorphic structure of plants.
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xeromorphic

/ˌzɪərəˈmɔːfɪk/
adjective
1.
(of plants or plant parts) having characteristics that serve as protection against excessive loss of water
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