mesic


mesic

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or adapted to an environment having a balanced supply of moisture.

adjective Physics.

  1. of or relating to a meson; mesonic.

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or growing in conditions of medium water supplymesic plants
  2. of or relating to a meson

adj.1926, in ecology sense, from Greek mesos “middle” (see meso-) + -ic. From 1939 in physics (from meson).

  1. Relating or adapted to a moderately moist habitat. The sugar maple, white ash, and basswood are mesic plants. Compare hydric xeric.

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