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xerothermic

[zeer-uh-thur-mik] /ˌzɪər əˈθɜr mɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the condition of being dry and hot:
a xerothermic climate.
2.
adapted to an environment that is dry and hot:
a xerothermic organism.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; xero- + thermic
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