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mesic

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adjective me·sic \ˈme-zik, ˈmē-, -sik\

Definition of mesic

  1. :  characterized by, relating to, or requiring a moderate amount of moisture a mesic habitat a mesic plant — compare hydric, xeric

Origin and Etymology of mesic

mes- + -ic


First Known Use: 1926


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mesic

adjective me·sic

Definition of mesic

  1. :  of or relating to a meson

Origin and Etymology of mesic

meson + -ic


First Known Use: 1939


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