variants: or xero-

Definition of xer- 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: dry xeric xerophyte

Xer

noun
\ˈek-sər \

Definition of Xer (Entry 2 of 2)

: a member of Generation X

First Known Use of xer-

Noun

1991, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for xer-

Combining form

Late Latin, from Greek xēr-, xēro-, from xēros

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