hemicryptophyte

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Danish hemikryptofyte, equivalent to hemi- (half) +‎ cryptophyte, from crypto- (hidden) +‎ -phyte (plant).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hɛmɪˈkɹɪptəʊfaɪt/

Noun[edit]

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hemicryptophyte (plural hemicryptophytes)

  1. (biology) Any plant whose buds rest on the surface, being protected in various ways