plural -s
: a tropophilous plant
trees of the northern deciduous forests are typical tropophytes adapted to a mesophytic summer and a xerophytic winter

Word History


trop- + -phyte

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tropophyte was in 1899

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“Tropophyte.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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