\\ˈzirəˌsi(ə)r\ noun
Etymology: xer- + sere
: the seral stages of a xerarch succession : a dry-land sere

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/zear"euh sear'/, n. Ecol.
a sere occurring on dry soil.
[1925-30; XERO- + SERE2]

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