xeromorphic

[zeer-uh-mawr-fik]
adjective
of or pertaining to structural adaptations of xerophytes that help them store water and withstand drought.

xeromorph, noun
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xeromorphic (ˌzɪərəˈmɔːfɪk)
 
adj
(of plants or plant parts) having characteristics that serve as protection against excessive loss of water

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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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