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anthophilous

Line breaks: anth¦oph¦il|ous
Pronunciation: /anˈθɒfɪləs
 
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Definition of anthophilous in English:

adjective

Zoology
(Of insects or other animals) frequenting flowers.
Example sentences
  • The elongate, loose inflorescence usually bears 4 10 brilliantly rose-coloured flowers which completely lack nectar or other food for anthophilous insects and thus act by deceit.
  • This foraging profile overlapped with those of all anthophilous insect families, all bee subgenera, and all species of nectarivorous birds that were encountered.
  • However, anthophilous birds appeared to mostly forage higher in the trees and probably consumed more nectar from, and provided more pollination services to, flowers higher in the trees.

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