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hydrophilous

[ hahy-drof-uh-luhs ]

adjective

, Botany.
  1. pollinated by the agency of water.


hydrophilous

/ haɪˈdrɒfɪləs /

adjective

  1. botany growing in or pollinated by water


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Derived Forms

  • hyˈdrophily, noun

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Other Words From

  • hy·drophi·ly noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hydrophilous1

From the New Latin word hydrophilus, dating back to 1850–55. See hydro- 1, -philous

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Example Sentences

Hydrophilous: applied to species living in low, damp places.

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