[an-uh-mof-uh-luh s]

adjective Botany, Mycology.

fertilized by wind-borne pollen or spores.

Origin of anemophilous

First recorded in 1870–75; anemo- + -philous
Related formsan·e·moph·i·ly, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(of flowering plants such as grasses) pollinated by the windCompare entomophilous
Derived Formsanemophily, noun
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anemophilous in Science



Pollinated by the wind.
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