Definition of entomophilous in English:

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entomophilous

Pronunciation: /ˌen(t)əˈmäfələs/

adjective

Botany
(Of a plant or flower) pollinated by insects.
Example sentences
  • Two forms of pollen viability are apparent in entomophilous species.
  • Thus, the aim of this paper is to describe, for the first time, the secretion and chemical composition of nectar in a presumed entomophilous species of Maxillaria and to compare this with data previously obtained for M. coccinea.
  • It has been described as a predominantly entomophilous species.

Derivatives

entomophily

Pronunciation: /-ˈmäfəlē/
noun
Example sentences
  • Conversely to that stated by some authors, entomophily, mainly effected by species of Diptera but also by species of Coleoptera and Hymenoptera, is probably the only pollination system in these species.

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Syllabification: en·to·moph·i·lous

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