xerophilous

xerophilous

[zi-rof-uh-luhs]
adjective
1.
Botany. growing in or adapted to dry, especially dry and hot, regions.
2.
Zoology. living or flourishing in a dry environment.

Origin:
1860–65; xero- + -philous

xerophily, noun
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xerophilous (zɪˈrɒfɪləs)
 
adj
(of plants or animals) adapted for growing or living in dry surroundings
 
xerophile
 
n
 
xe'rophily
 
n

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