sclerophylly

noun
scle·​ro·​phyl·​ly
plural -es

Definition of sclerophylly

: exceptional development of sclerenchyma in leaves (as in many desert plants) resulting in thickened hardened foliage resistant to water loss — compare sclerocauly

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History and Etymology for sclerophylly

scler- + phyll- + -y

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“Sclerophylly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sclerophylly. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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