Definition of nitrophilous in English:


Syllabification: ni·troph·i·lous
Pronunciation: /nīˈträfələs


(Of a plant) preferring soils rich in nitrogen.
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  • Such conditions support the strong dominance of such tall competitive nitrophilous species.
  • It is dominated by nitrophilous forbs like Artemisia vulgaris, Cirsium arvense, Urtica dioica, and Melissa romana.
  • A statistically significant increase in nitrophilous lichen coverage was observed on trees near feedlot operations when compared to trees located at a greater distance.

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