me·​sic | \ ˈme-zik How to pronounce mesic (audio) , ˈmē- How to pronounce mesic (audio) , -sik \

Definition of mesic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Definition of mesic (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to a meson

First Known Use of mesic

Adjective (1)

1926, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mesic

Adjective (1)

mes- + -ic

Adjective (2)

meson + -ic

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“Mesic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mesic. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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