mesophyte

noun
me·​so·​phyte | \ ˈme-zə-ˌfīt How to pronounce mesophyte (audio) , ˈmē- How to pronounce mesophyte (audio) , -sə-\

Definition of mesophyte

: a plant that grows under medium conditions of moisture

Other Words from mesophyte

mesophytic \ ˌme-​zə-​ˈfi-​tik How to pronounce mesophytic (audio) , ˌmē-​ , -​sə-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of mesophyte

1896, in the meaning defined above

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