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[an-uh-mof-uh-luh s]
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adjective Botany, Mycology.
  1. fertilized by wind-borne pollen or spores.
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Origin of anemophilous

First recorded in 1870–75; anemo- + -philous
Related formsan·e·moph·i·ly, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for anemophily


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


  1. Pollinated by the wind.
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