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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History and Etymology for xeromorphic

xeromorph + -ic or -al or -ous

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“Xeromorphic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xeromorphic. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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