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 (mĕz′ĭk, mĕs′-, mē′zĭk, -sĭk)
Of, characterized by, or adapted to a moderately moist habitat.


1. (Botany) of, relating to, or growing in conditions of medium water supply: mesic plants.
2. (Atomic Physics) of or relating to a meson
ˈmesically adv


(ˈmɛz ɪk, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zɪk, -sɪk)

of, pertaining to, or adapted to a habitat having a moderate supply of moisture.
[1926; < Greek més(os) middle + -ic]
mes′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mesic - of or pertaining to a meson; "the radii of the mesic orbits"- Lawrence Wilets
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
2.mesic - having or characterized by moderate or a well-balanced supply of moisturemesic - having or characterized by moderate or a well-balanced supply of moisture; "mesic habitats"
hydric - having or characterized by excessive moisture; "a hydric habitat"
xeric - being deficient in moisture; "deserts provide xeric environments"
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Agrostis gigantea Roth; Redtop; Open mesic woods and wet meadow at north side; Abundant; C = 0; BSUH 13782.
Relative abundance varied between ecological systems, as did the overall number of detections per trap day, with detections being highest in the Lower Montane Riparian ecological system and lowest in the Mesic and Canyon and the Encinal ecological systems.
Davis: northwestern South America, common in Central America, occasional in Chiapas, Veracruz, and Oaxaca in tropical deciduous forest and more mesic forest.
Legend of the soil map in the study area prepared based on geopedological approach (selected map unit marked as bold) Soil family based on Soil Survey Staff (2010) Soil family Soil map Area unit symbol (ha) Loamy-skeletal, carbonatic, mesic Lithic Hi1 66.
Macedonians and Albanians must turn the country in a direction of European integration and Greeks need to realize that this is only a political issue for them and that they have enough problems (the economic crisis and unemployment) and a possibility will be opened to reach a political agreement, " Mesic said.
SQUASH: Scot Lisa Aitken crushed Chloe Mesic of France at the Matamata Open and can reach the main draw in New Zealand if she beats South African Siyoli Waters today.
It evokes a moment of quiet insight and even illumination we both experienced on separate visits to Mesic, and which, even though I thought about it for years and years, I could not put into words--but he, being a greater poet, did.
Tripoli, Aug 23 (ANI): Former Croatian President Stipe Mesic who has close ties with Muammar Gaddafi Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has said that the Libyan dictator is ready to step down from political life if NATO ends airstrikes.
Wetland classifications are altered as the bio-refuge concept covers a progression from hydric to mesic habitats.
Harriet Bey Mesic pays tribute to her great grandfather as well as the other men who served in this unit by telling their story in quite the comprehensive manner.
The other nominees for this year's prize were Economy, Industry, and Employment Minister Christine Lagarde of France and President Stjepan Mesic of Croatia.