zoophilous

[ zoh-of-uh-luhs ]

adjective
  1. Botany. adapted to pollination by animals, especially those other than insects.

  2. having an affinity for animals.

Origin of zoophilous

1
First recorded in 1885–90; zoo- + -philous
  • Also zo·o·phil·ic [zoh-uh-fil-ik]. /ˌzoʊ əˈfɪl ɪk/.

Words Nearby zoophilous

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British Dictionary definitions for zoophilous

zoophilous

/ (zəʊˈɒfɪləs) /


adjective
  1. (of plants) pollinated by animals

  2. of, characterized by, or relating to zoophilism

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