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1. To prevent loss of water the leaves of cactus are modified into spines. 2. The stem os fleshy and can store water for long periods. 3. Spines also protect the plants from being eaten away by grazing animals. 4. Spines reduce the water loss through leaves.
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The adaptation of a cactus in the desert is:
- The stems of a cactus is green and fleshy.
- The leaves are in the form of spines.
- The stems acts as the photosynthesis.
- There is not the loss of water because the stems are covered with a waxy layer.
- The roots of the cactus are very deep that can easily absorb water. 
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