[ zˌɛnədˈɒkɪəl], [ zˌɛnədˈɒkɪəl], [ z_ˌɛ_n_ə_d_ˈɒ_k_ɪ__ə_l]
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How to use "Xenodochial" in context?
Xenodochial refers to animals and plants that are able to maintain their water balance using their own water supply, independent of the surrounding environment. This includes both aquatic and terrestrial species. This unique capability is due to the plant's unique root structure and natural water uptake channeling system.
Xenodochial plants have aTip Structure that is used to increase water uptake. The crown of the plant is tipped with a series of tiny rootlets that can penetrate very dense soils. Direct contact of the water with the soil allows the roots to uptake the water quickly.
There are several types of xenodochial plants.
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