flourishing in seasonal extremes of climate

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • tropophilous — [trō päf′ə ləs] adj. [< Gr tropos, a turning (see TROPE) + PHILOUS] Bot. able to adjust to conditions of heat or cold, dryness or moisture, etc., as in seasonal changes: said of plants …   English World dictionary

  • tropophilous — /troh pof euh leuhs/, adj. Ecol. adapted to a climate characterized by marked environmental changes. [1895 1900; TROPO + PHILOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • tropophilous — tro·poph·i·lous …   English syllables

  • tropophilous — /trəˈpɒfələs/ (say truh pofuhluhs) adjective adapted to a climate with alternate growing and rest periods, as a plant. {tropo + Greek philos loving} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tropophilous —   a. flourishing in seasonal extremes of climate.    ♦ tropophyte, n. such plant …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Crotalus durissus — Venezuelan rattlesnake, C. d. cumanensis Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • tropophyte — ˈträpəˌfīt noun ( s) Etymology: trop (I) + phyte : a tropophilous plant trees of the northern deciduous forests are typical tropophytes adapted to a mesophytic summer and a xerophytic winter * * * tropophytic /trop euh fit ik …   Useful english dictionary

  • -phil- — Suffixes with the common part phil ( phile, philia, philic) are used to specify some kind of attraction or affinity to something, in particular the love or obsession with something. They are antonymic to suffixes phob . Phil (Philo ) may also be… …   Wikipedia

  • tropo- — a combining form meaning turn, reaction, response, change, troposphere, used in the formation of compound words: tropophilous. Also, esp. before a vowel, trop . Cf. trope, tropism, tropy, tropic, tropous. [comb. form repr. Gk trópos turn, tropé a …   Universalium

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