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xer·ic

 (zĕr′ĭk, zîr′-)
adj.
Of, characterized by, or adapted to an extremely dry habitat.

xer′i·cal·ly adv.
xe·ric′i·ty (zĕ-rĭs′ĭ-tē) n.

xeric

(ˈzɪərɪk)
adj
(Biology) ecology of, relating to, or growing in dry conditions
ˈxerically adv

xe•ric

(ˈzɪər ɪk)

adj.
of, pertaining to, or adapted to a dry environment.
[1926; < Greek xēr(ós) dry + -ic]
xe′ri•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.xeric - being deficient in moisture; "deserts provide xeric environments"
hydric - having or characterized by excessive moisture; "a hydric habitat"
mesic - having or characterized by moderate or a well-balanced supply of moisture; "mesic habitats"
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In this study, we analyze the variation in the structure of the community of floral visitors of annual plants in a xeric environment in Central Mexico.
A tinderbox spawn has been added to the Ice demon room within the Chambers of Xeric.
Many residential yards in Arizona are designed with xeric landscaping, which requires little water and looks like the wild desert surrounding the city.
1) at the municipality of Ocampo (29[degrees]01'N, 102[degrees]54'W) where xeric scrublands are the dominant vegetation types, followed by grasslands (Villarreal-Quintanilla and Valdes-Reyna, 1993; Powell, 1997).
These data help to establish the bioclimates within the Mediterranean macrobioclimate at each station (pluviseasonal oceanic: mepo; xeric oceanic: mexo; desertic oceanic: medo), as well as the thermo-ombroclimatic types (isobioclimates) and to deduce the different indices that show other bioclimatic characters.
The memorandum of understanding was signed with IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL), a foundation jointly owned by the government of Sweden and Swedish industry; ElectriCITY, a nonprofit organization composed of major firms operating in Sweden, and Xeric AB (Xeric), which specializes in providing business consultancy services for small and medium enterprises.
However, the company also designs and manufactures their own unique watches under the brand Xeric.
XERIC (soil has little water) RICE EXPERT PETER MEXICAN CINEMA
Most of its approximately 6,200 acres is covered with xeric tallgrass prairie, a rare grass that took tens of thousands of years to evolve.
The BCDA said it had inked a memorandum of understanding with IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL), a foundation co-owned by the Government of Sweden and Swedish industry; ElectriCITY, a non-profit organization composed of major firms that operate in Sweden; and Xeric AB (Xeric), an expert provider of business consultancy services for small and medium enterprises.
Thus, fecal water content may be significantly reduced in xeric compared to mesic species as a result of a higher degree of colonic water absorption (Degen, 1997).
Macrophyllum macrophyllum (Chiroptera, Phyllostomidae) in the Brazilian Caatinga scrublands: river basins as potential routes of dispersal in Xeric ecosystems