hydrophilous

[ hahy-drof-uh-luh s ]
/ haɪˈdrɒf ə ləs /
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adjective Botany.

pollinated by the agency of water.

Nearby words

  1. hydroperoxide,
  2. hydrophane,
  3. hydrophanous,
  4. hydrophilia,
  5. hydrophilic,
  6. hydrophobe,
  7. hydrophobia,
  8. hydrophobic,
  9. hydrophone,
  10. hydrophyllaceous

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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British Dictionary definitions for hydrophilous

hydrophilous

/ (haɪˈdrɒfɪləs) /

adjective

botany growing in or pollinated by water
Derived Formshydrophily, noun

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