adaptation to very dry conditions

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • xerophilous — /zəˈrɒfələs/ (say zuh rofuhluhs) adjective 1. Botany growing in or adapted to dry, especially dry and hot, regions. 2. Zoology living in dry situations. {xero + philous} –xerophily, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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