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

xer′i·cal·ly adv.
xe·ric′i·ty (zĕ-rĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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(Biology) ecology of, relating to, or growing in dry conditions
ˈxerically adv
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(ˈzɪər ɪk)

of, pertaining to, or adapted to a dry environment.
[1926; < Greek xēr(ós) dry + -ic]
xe′ri•cal•ly, adv.
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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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