/haɪˈdrɒfələs/ (say huy'drofuhluhs)

(of flowers) pollinated by the agency of water currents.
{New Latin hydrophilus water-loving}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • hydrophilous — adjective a) That grows or thrives in or near water b) That is pollinated by water …   Wiktionary

  • hydrophilous — SYN: hydrophilic. * * * hy·droph·i·lous (hi drofґĭ ləs) hydrophilic …   Medical dictionary

  • hydrophilous — loving or preferring water Love and Attraction …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • hydrophilous — adj. (Botany) dependant on water for pollination; hydrophytic, growing in water or moist ground …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hydrophilous — hy·droph·i·lous …   English syllables

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  • hydrophilous — hīˈdräfələs adjective Etymology: New Latin hydrophilus water loving, from hydr + philus philous, from Greek philos loving more at philous 1. : pollinated by the agency of water 2. : hydrophytic …   Useful english dictionary

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