hydrarch
adj. [Gr. hydor, water; arche, beginning]
A series of changes in time from newly formed pond or lake to land with climax vegetation; an ecological succession.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • hydrarch — /huy drahrk/, adj. Ecol. (of a sere) originating in a wet habitat. [1910 15; HYDR 1 + ARCH] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydrarch — hy·drarch …   English syllables

  • hydrarch — ˈhīˌdrärk adjective Etymology: hydr + arch (adjective comb. form) : originating in water used of an ecological succession; compare hydrosere, mesarch, xerarch …   Useful english dictionary

  • mesarch — ˈme]ˌzärk, ˈmē], ]ˌsä adjective Etymology: mes + arch 1. : having metaxylem developed both internal and external to the protoxylem 2. : originating in a mesic habitat used of an ecological succession; compare hydrarch, xerarch …   Useful english dictionary

  • xerarch — ˈziˌrärk, ˈzēˌr adjective Etymology: xer + arch of an ecological succession : developing in a dry place compare hydrarch, mesarch …   Useful english dictionary

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