xerophytic etymology

English word xerophytic comes from English -ic, English xerophyte

Detailed word origin of xerophytic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
xerophyte English (eng) (botany) Any plant suited for life in a habitat where water is scarce, such as in a desert or chaparral. Such plants may be succulent, have small or reduced leaves, or spines.. A desert plant.
xerophytic English (eng) (botany) Of, pertaining to, or being a xerophyte. Xerophyte.

Words with the same origin as xerophytic

Descendants of -ic
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Descendants of xerophyte
mesoxerophytic psychroxerophytic xerophytically