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  Xeric environmental conditions are ones that are very dry.  
     

Compare with medium water conditions (mesic) and very wet conditions (hydric).

     
Xeric      BiologyEcology ]
Synonym:
Cactophilic
     
  A xeric species (syn: cactophilic) is an organisms (plant, animal or microbe) adapted to survive in arid habitats,  
     
Xeric species primarily have evolved physiological mechanism for the reduction in rates of water loss
(For example by reduction of transpiration  losses)
     

 

 



 

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