xerophyte


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xer·o·phyte

 (zîr′ə-fīt′)
n.
A plant adapted to surviving with little water.

xer′o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.
xer′o·phyt′i·cal·ly adv.
xer′o·phyt′ism (-fī′tĭz-əm, -fī-tĭz′-) n.

xerophyte

(ˈzɪərəˌfaɪt)
n
(Botany) a xerophilous plant, such as a cactus
xerophytic adj
ˌxeroˈphytically adv
ˈxeroˌphytism n

xe•ro•phyte

(ˈzɪər əˌfaɪt)

n.
a plant adapted for growth under dry conditions.
[1895–1900]
xe`ro•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.
xe`ro•phyt′i•cal•ly, adv.
xe′ro•phyt`ism, n.

xer·o·phyte

(zîr′ə-fīt′)
A plant that grows in an arid habitat; a desert plant. Cacti are xerophytes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.xerophyte - plant adapted for life with a limited supply of waterxerophyte - plant adapted for life with a limited supply of water; compare hydrophyte and mesophyte
agave, American aloe, century plant - tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
tracheophyte, vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
Translations
Xerophyt
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Your 'ridiculous' answers on the xerophyte plant get shared around in the staff room at tea time, amid more laughter and, if you're lucky, at least someone will prick up their ears and say, 'Hang on a minute ...
Effect of salinity on seed germination, ion content and photosynthesis of cotyledons in halophytes or xerophyte growing in Central Asia.
Tradescantia sillamontana, a xerophyte plant with the common names of White Velvet, White Gossamer Plant and Cobweb Spiderwort, is endemic to north eastern Mexico.
is known popularly as "jurema", "jurema branca", "jurema da flor rosa" or "jurema de oieras" and is characterized as an arboreal species, xerophyte, widely used by the local population for making both animals' fences and for feeding small ruminants during the dry season [7, 8].
This climate favors the extension of a vegetation therophytic xerophyte.
Aloe barbadensis Miller, is a perennial, leaf-succulent xerophyte. Their leaves consist of an outer waxy cuticle and a single cell layer of epidermis; underneath is an 8-10-cell layer of chlorenchyma cells.
For instance, Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis Miller), a perennial succulent xerophyte, with elongated pointed fleshy leaves consisting of two parts, an outer skin (green rind) and an inner pulp (colorless mucilaginous gel), has been widely used as a healing plant in the history of mankind.
The medicinal tuberiferous xerophyte Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum) belongs to the family Pedaliaceae and is native to southern Africa [1].
It is an efficient water utilizing xerophyte, and both the young cladodes and fruits are suitable for human consumption [8].
Physiochemical and antioxidant responses of the perennial xerophyte Capparis ovata Desf to drought.
Akashi, "Programmed proteome response for drought avoidance/tolerance in the root of a C3 xerophyte (wild watermelon) under water deficits," Plant and Cell Physiology, vol.