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Xeric
Dry conditions in a habitat rather than mesic (moderate) or hydric (wet) conditions. The nature of an organism adapted to dry conditions.
Xerosere
Stages of succession in a dry area.
Xylem
The tissue in higher plants which transports water, dissolved salts, and other materials (e.g., pesticides) from the roots to aerial portions of the plant.


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