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hydrophilous

[hahy-drof-uh-luh s]
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adjective Botany.
  1. pollinated by the agency of water.
  2. hydrophytic.
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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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Examples from the Web for hydrophilous

Historical Examples

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

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith


British Dictionary definitions for hydrophilous

hydrophilous

adjective
  1. botany growing in or pollinated by water
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Derived Formshydrophily, noun
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