hydrophilous

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

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 forms

hy·droph·i·ly, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrophilous

hydrophilous

/ (haɪˈdrɒfɪləs) /

adjective

botany growing in or pollinated by water

Derived Forms

hydrophily, noun
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