Definition of hygrophilous in English:

hygrophilous

Syllabification: hy·groph·il·ous
Pronunciation: /hīˈgräfələs
 
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adjective

Botany
  • (Of a plant) growing in damp conditions.
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    • In the case of the hygrophilous species C. macrocarpa and W. radicans, 6 or 12 months' dry storage killed most spores.
    • With the specific exception of river margin faunas, the more fussy hygrophilous species are well represented in Ireland.
    • On the whole, the upland species are very poorly represented, and the same may be said of the especially hygrophilous section of the family.

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