Definition of hydrophyte in English:

hydrophyte

Line breaks: hydro|phyte
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪdrəfʌɪt
 
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noun

Botany
A plant which grows only in or on water.
More example sentences
  • Emergents are the most studied of hydrophytes and probably the most useful to man.
  • A floristic inventory of phanerogamic hydrophytes from the temporary swampy environments of coastal plains of northern of Rio de Janeiro State was made.
  • Several researchers have shown that this is not the case, that hydrophytes in submerged soils can develop substantial mycorrhizal infection.

Derivatives

hydrophytic

adjective
More example sentences
  • Exodermis with Casparian bands was found in roots of hydrophytic, mesophytic and xerophytic species and in members of primitive as well as advanced families.
  • Particularly where shallow drainage channels dissect the terrain, more hydrophytic species can occur in lower microsites and less hydrophytic species in higher places all within the same stand.

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