tropophyte

noun trop·o·phyte \ˈträpəˌfīt\

Definition of tropophyte

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of tropophyte

1trop- + -phyte


First Known Use: 1899


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