xer-

combining form
variants: or xero-

Definition of xer-

: dry
  • xeric
  • xerophyte

Origin and Etymology of xer-

Late Latin, from Greek xēr-, xēro-, from xēros


Xer

noun \ ˈek-sər \

Definition of Xer

: a member of Generation X

First Known Use of xer

1991


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