zoophilous

[ zoh-of-uh-luh s ]
/ zoʊˈɒf ə ləs /

adjective

Botany. adapted to pollination by animals, especially those other than insects.
having an affinity for animals.

Nearby words

  1. zooparasite,
  2. zoophagous,
  3. zoophile,
  4. zoophilia,
  5. zoophilism,
  6. zoophobia,
  7. zoophorus,
  8. zoophyte,
  9. zooplankter,
  10. zooplankton

Also zo·o·phil·ic [zoh-uh-fil-ik] /ˌzoʊ əˈfɪl ɪk/.

Origin of zoophilous

First recorded in 1885–90; zoo- + -philous

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British Dictionary definitions for zoophilous

zoophilous

/ (zəʊˈɒfɪləs) /

adjective

(of plants) pollinated by animals
of, characterized by, or relating to zoophilism
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