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hydrophilous

[ hahy-drof-uh-luhs ]
/ haɪˈdrɒf ə ləs /
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adjective Botany.
pollinated by the agency of water.
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Origin of hydrophilous

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

OTHER WORDS FROM hydrophilous

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 of hydrophilous

hydrophily, noun
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