Definition of hydrophilous in English:

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hydrophilous

Pronunciation: /hʌɪˈdrɒfɪl(ə)s/

adjective

Botany
(Of a plant) water-pollinated.
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

noun
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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