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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.
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Adj.1.mesophytic - being or growing in or adapted to a moderately moist environmentmesophytic - being or growing in or adapted to a moderately moist environment; "mesophytic habitats"; "mesophytic plants"
mesic - having or characterized by moderate or a well-balanced supply of moisture; "mesic habitats"
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Occurrence of moths among habitats in a mixed mesophytic forest: implications for management of forest bats.
These circumstances would not have excluded the occurrence of other, possibly more mesophytic graminoid-dominated communities or the scattered occurrences of species such as C.
Indeed, Areas of Permanent Preservation (riparian forests) and Legal Reservations (fragments of mesophytic forests) serve as ecological passageways and are used by forest species because most of the area around MT-358 is composed of grain crops, and small areas of sensu stricto cerrado, with low, sparse vegetation.
This plant occurs widely throughout the tropical regions of the world, and the most common species in this family (Cochlospermaceae) are either mesophytic or xerophytic, growing primarily in drier climates.
Computed tomography (CT) scan showed a left renal 5.3 x 4.7 x 4.5 cm mesophytic interpolar well-circumscribed mass.
Effects of temperature on spore germination in some fern species from semideciduous mesophytic forest.
While blue gum does not economize in the use of water, it has deep and extensive root systems and can extract water from the soil at higher soil moisture tensions than most mesophytic (terrestrial plants that are not adapted to very wet or very dry conditions) plants (Florence 1996; Pryor 1976).
This evergreen forest (mesophytic) has a canopy layer with 24 species of trees (average samples), it is from 12 to 25 m high and its covert is dense (90-100%).
Analysis of virgin mixed mesophytic forests in Savage Gulf, Tennessee.