anemophilous

[ an-uh-mof-uh-luhs ]
/ ˌæn əˈmɒf ə ləs /

adjective Botany, Mycology.

fertilized by wind-borne pollen or spores.

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Origin of anemophilous

First recorded in 1870–75; anemo- + -philous

OTHER WORDS FROM anemophilous

an·e·moph·i·ly, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anemophilous

anemophilous
/ (ˌænɪˈmɒfɪləs) /

adjective

(of flowering plants such as grasses) pollinated by the windCompare entomophilous

Derived forms of anemophilous

anemophily, noun
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Scientific definitions for anemophilous

anemophilous
[ ăn′ə-mŏfə-ləs ]

Pollinated by the wind.
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