xeromorphic

adjective xe·ro·mor·phic
variants: or less commonly xeromorphal \-fəl\ or xeromorphous \-fəs\

Definition of xeromorphic

1 :of, relating to, or being a xeromorph
2
[xer- + -morphic or morph- + -al or -morphous]
:of, relating to, or constituting climatic conditions favorable for the development of xerophilous vegetation

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Origin and Etymology of xeromorphic

xeromorph + -ic or -al or -ous


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