oxylophyte

noun

ox·​yl·​o·​phyte
äkˈsiləˌfīt
plural -s
: a plant that prefers or is restricted to an acid soil
most heaths are obligatory oxylophytes
oxylophytic
⸗¦⸗⸗¦fitik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

oxy- + -lo- (probably from halo-) -phyte

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“Oxylophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxylophyte. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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