[hahy-drof-uh-luh s]

adjective Botany.

pollinated by the agency of water.

Origin of hydrophilous

From the New Latin word hydrophilus, dating back to 1850–55. See hydro-1, -philous
Related formshy·droph·i·ly, noun
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botany growing in or pollinated by water
Derived Formshydrophily, noun
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