Definition of Mesophyte

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

Exact synonyms: Mesophytic Plant
Generic synonyms: Tracheophyte, Vascular Plant
Derivative terms: Mesophytic



Definition of Mesophyte

1. Noun. (botany) Any normal terrestrial plant that grows in environments having an average supply of water ¹

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Definition of Mesophyte

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mesophyte

mesophilic
mesophlebitis
mesophlum
mesophragma
mesophryon
mesophyl
mesophylic
mesophyll
mesophylla
mesophyllic
mesophyllous
mesophylls
mesophyllum
mesophyls
mesophyron
mesophyte (current term)
mesophytes
mesophytic
mesophytic plant
mesopic
mesopic perimetry
mesoplanet
mesoplanets
mesoplast
mesoplastral
mesoplasts
mesopneumonium
mesopodia
mesopodial
mesopodiale

Literary usage of Mesophyte

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1. Plant Studies: An Elementary Botany by John Merle Coulter (1900)
"In looking over a mesophyte area and contrasting it with a xerophyte area, ... It is in the mesophyte conditions that foliage leaves show their remarkable ..."

2. Research Methods in Ecology by Frederic Edward Clements (1905)
"... growing in moist soils; mesophyll, the leaf of a mesophyte; mesophyte, a plant of moist soils; ..."

3. A Text-book of Grasses with Especial Reference to the Economic Species of by Albert Spear Hitchcock (1914)
"A beech tree is a mesophyte in summer and a xerophyte in winter. ... Nevertheless the beech is classed as a mesophyte. On the other hand, desert regions are ..."

4. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London by Linnean Society of London (1855)
"... and descend through the roots without being accompanied by tracheae: e is a more magnified figure of half the former vertical section of the mesophyte ..."

5. Laboratory and Field Manual of Botany by Joseph Young Bergen, Bradley Moore Davis (1907)
"Is it a mesophyte or a xerophyte ? What is its habitat in a wild state ? Look for insect visitors. What attractions has the flower for these ? ..."

6. The Student's Reference Work: A Cyclopaedia for Teachers, Students, and Families by Chandler Belden Beach, Graeme Mercer Adam (1901)
"mesophyte conditions are those which are best adapted to plants which man cultivates ... Among the more conspicuous mesophyte societies the following may be ..."

7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"... for mesophyte to apply to all plants not hydrophytes or xerophytes. The same criticism applies here that has been made elsewhere against Warming's ..."

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