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Definition of the noun mesophyte

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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 previewDictionary of Agronomy (1989)

by L. L. Somani

Mesophyte. A plant that is adapted to grow under adequate conditions of water supply. In drought conditions wilting is soon apparent as the plants have no special mechanisms to conserve water. Mesophytic Environment. A environment in ...

Google previewSoil and Environmental Science Dictionary (2001)

by E.G. Gregorich, L. W. Turchenek, M.R. Carter, Denis A. Angers

meiosis meristeme meristem meristeme apical apical meristem mesophylle mesophyll mesophyte mesophyte meteorisation bloat mitochondrie mitochondrion mitose mitosis monocotyledone monocotyledon monoi'que monoecious mousse ...

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 previewA Dictionary of Scientific Terms (1920)

Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition of Terms in Biology, Botany, Zoology, Anatomy, Cytology, Embryology, Physiology by Isabella Ferguson Henderson, William Dawson Henderson

mesophyte (mës'öflt) n. [Gk. mesos, middle ; phyton, plant.] A plant thriving in temperate climates with a normal amount of moisture (bot.). mesoplankton (mes' öpläng'ktön) n. [Gk. mesos, middle ; plangktos, wandering.] Floating animal and ...

Google previewDictionary of Ecodesign (2010)

An Illustrated Reference by Ken Yeang, Lillian Woo

See also: Air pollution; Heavy metals; Soil contaminants Mesophyte Plants that require only moderate amounts of water for growth. Mesosphere Atmospheric layer above the stratosphere and below the thermosphere. It is the middle layer and ...

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 previewA Dictionary of Science (2010)

by John Daintith, Elizabeth A. Martin

Compare HALOPHYTE; MEsOPHYTE; xERoPHYTE. hydroponics A commercial technique for growing certain crop plants in culture solutions rather than in soil. The roots are immersed in an aerated solution containing the correct proportions ...

Google previewDictionary of Agricultural and Allied Sciences (1992)

(A - B) by L. L. Somani

Mesophyte. A plant that grows under medium or usual conditions of atmospheric moisture supply as distinguished from one which grows ...

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 previewEnvironmental Engineering Dictionary and Directory (2010)

by Thomas M. Pankratz

mesophyte A plant that grows under typical or moderate amounts of atmospheric water supply. mesosphere The ...

Google previewChoice Dictionary of Biology (2010)

by Sanjay Yadav

mesophyte: Any plant ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2013)

by Chris Park, Michael Allaby

Contrast HYDROPHYTE; MESOPHYTE. xerosere The vegetation *succession that begins in a ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography, Second Edition (2007)

by F. J. Monkhouse

mesophyte One of a category of plants requiring a moderate or average amount of moisture, including most trees; adj. mesophytic. Ct. XEROPHYTE, HYGROPHYTE, HYDROPHYTE.

Google previewDictionary for Managing Trees in Urban Environments (2009)

by Danny Draper, Peter Richards

Mesophyte A plant adapted to survive in moderately moist soil conditions. Mesopores Medium pore spaces in soil containing water available to plants. See also Pore, Micropores and Macropores. Metriguard Stress-wave Timer® See Sonic ...

Google previewDictionary of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (2011)

by Kailash Chandra Bebarta

Mesophyte A plant whose normal habitat is neither very wet nor very dry. A plant whose normal habitat is neither very wet nor very dry is called mesophytic. Mesotrophic 1. Habitats of moderate nutrient capacity. 2. A water body or wetland with ...

Google previewDictionary of plant sciences (including horticulture) (1989)

by L. L. Somani

A plant intermediate between a mesophyte and xerophyte. Mesquite (Prcsopis glanduloso). An indicator plant; soils usually suitable for irrigation agriculture where water is available. Meta. A prefix meaning (a) a low hydrated form of an acid ...

Google previewSpecial Edition - Environmental Engineering Dictionary and Directory (2002)

by Thomas M. Pankratz

mesophyte A plant that grows under typical or moderate amounts of atmospheric water supply. mesosphere The ...

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