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Definition of the noun mesophyte

What does mesophyte mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: mesophytes

  1. land plant growing in surroundings having an average supply of water; compare xerophyte and hydrophyte


Mesophyte: Mesophytes are terrestrial plants which are adapted to neither a particularly dry nor particularly wet environment. An example of a mesophytic habitat would be a rural temperate meadow, which might contain Goldenrod, Clover, Oxeye Daisy, and Rosa multiflora.

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Google previewBiology pamphlets. supplement (1869)

A typical mesophyte is a plant of a tropical rain forest where mesophytic conditions prevail throughout the year. In north temperate regions mesophytic conditions rarely prevail in any area throughout the year or even throughout the growing ...

Google previewDeserts and Desert Environments (2009)

by Julie J Laity

A mesophyte is a plant that flourishes under conditions that are neither very wet nor very dry. Such plants have limited distribution in the deserts, being largely confined to areas near streambeds. The phreatophyte (“well plant”) lifts water from ...

Google previewThe New international encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

See Mesophyte. MES'OPHYLL (from Gk. iiiam, mesos, middle + QiXkor, phyllon, leaf). The characteristic tissue of a foliage leaf, including all of ...

Google previewThe New international encyclopaedia. Courses of reading and study (1916)

by Herbert Treadwell Wade

and, to specific situations: Mountain Plants Alpine Plant Cliff-Plants Beach Plants Ruderal Plants Hylophytes Benthos Enalids Plankton For the relation of a plant to moisture and climate, see : Hydrophytes Hygrophytes Mesophyte Amphibious ...

Google previewCourses of reading and study in the New international encyclopaedia. Editors: Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thruston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1911)

ture and climate, see : Hydrophytes Hygrophytes Mesophyte Amphibious Plants Xerophytes Desert Vegetation Arctic Plants (under Arctic Region) Acclimatization Phenology The relation of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

Mesophyll Mesophyte: Plants avoiding extreme environments such as wet, dry, cold or warm. Mesosome: An invaginated membrane within a bacterial cell. Mesothelin (MSLN/MPF, human chromosome 16): A 33kDa protein expressed in the ...

Google previewScience and Technology Encyclopedia (2000)

by Leszek Kołakowski

mesophyte Plant that grows under average moisture conditions, thriving where there is a good ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Geography (2001)

by Peter Haggett

Mesophyte A plant with moderate moisture requirements. Mestizo A person of mixed Amerindian and Spanish or Portuguese descent in South America. Metamorphism (in geology) The alteration of the texture and /or composition of a rock by ...

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Scrabble value of M3E1S1O1P3H4Y4T1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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