Definition of hydrophilous in English:

hydrophilous

Syllabification: hy·droph·i·lous
Pronunciation: /hīˈdräfələs
 
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adjective

Botany
  • (Of a plant) water-pollinated.
    More example sentences
    • During the period of its existence the hydrophilous flora has undergone transformations but preserved many features of natural flora.
    • Aside from the hydrophilous pollination mechanism, the pollen grain morphology is also very distinct.
    • Pollen grains are filamentous and pollination is hydrophilous.

Derivatives

hydrophily

Pronunciation: /-ˈdräfəlē/
noun
More example sentences
  • This is called surface hydrophily and is relatively rare.
  • Subaqueous pollination, or hydrophily, has been discussed repeatedly in the light of limited success of fertilization in the aqueous medium.
  • The origins and evolution of marine angiosperms and hydrophily in the subclass were also estimated.

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