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  • phreatophyte — [frē at′ə fīt΄] n. [< Gr phrear (gen. phreatos), a well < IE * bh(e)reu , to boil up (see FERVENT) + PHYTE] a long rooted plant that absorbs its water from the water table or other permanent ground supply phreatophytic [frē at′ōfit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

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