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 (mĕz′ə-fīt′, mĕs′-)
A land plant that grows in an environment having a moderate amount of moisture.

mes′o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Plants) any plant that grows in surroundings receiving an average supply of water
mesophytic adj


(ˈmɛz əˌfaɪt, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-)

a plant growing under conditions of well-balanced moisture supply.
mes`o•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mesophyte - land plant growing in surroundings having an average supply of watermesophyte - land plant growing in surroundings having an average supply of water; compare xerophyte and hydrophyte
tracheophyte, vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
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Amaranthus is a dicotyledonous, herbaceous mesophyte that utilizes specialized [C.
Bignoniaceae) (also known as Pyrostegia ignea and Bignonia venusta) is a liana creeper that easily adapts to hygrophyte and mesophyte environments.
According to Reitz (1977), it is an heliophytic species, a selective hydrophyte to mesophyte, found quite frequently in Araucaria Pine Forests, especially in the humid soil of the moist forest in isolated patches of trees, and in more open areas of the secondary forests.
Thereafter, the mesophyte biomass will continue to increase with Quercus and Carya trees increasingly found as scattered individuals.
significant parts of the swamp landscapes, are reduced being replaced by riparian mesophyte areas.
Mitochondrial ultrastructure in roots of mesophyte and hydrophyte at anoxia and after glucose feeding.