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xeromorph

A plant with structural features (e.g. hard or succulent leaves) or functional adaptations that prevent water loss by evaporation; usually associated with arid habitats, but not necessarily drought-tolerant.

xerophyte

A plant generally living in a dry habitat, typically showing specific adaptation (e.g. succulence, drought deciduous); a plant able to tolerate long periods of drought.


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