xerophytization

noun

xe·​ro·​phyt·​iza·​tion
-tˌīˌz-
plural -s
: adaptation to more xeric conditions especially as a factor in speciation

Word History

Etymology

xer- + phyt- + -ization

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“Xerophytization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xerophytization. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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