fertilized by wind-borne pollen or spores.
- an·e·moph·i·ly, noun
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How to use anemophilous in a sentence
Nor is it true to say that all anemophilous flowers are inconspicuous as compared with the green of their leaves.
Suppose, then, we have growing together in the same locality many species of pines or oaks, or other anemophilous trees.Evolution | Joseph Le Conte
The index references for "anemophilous" and "Entomophilous" should probably be 115, rather than 113, but were not changed.The Elements of Botany | Asa Gray
anemophilous, said of flowers that are fertilized by the wind conveying the pollen.
anemophilous, wind-loving, said of wind-fertilizable flowers, 113.The Elements of Botany | Asa Gray
British Dictionary definitions for anemophilous
(of flowering plants such as grasses) pollinated by the wind: Compare entomophilous
- anemophily, noun
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Scientific definitions for anemophilous
Pollinated by the wind.
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