hydrophilous[hī dräf′ə ləs]
- requiring the presence of water for fertilization
Origin of hydrophiloushydro- + -philous
- Growing or thriving in water.
- Pollinated by pollen that is carried by water.
(comparative more hydrophilous, superlative most hydrophilous)
- (biology) That grows or thrives in or near water
- (botany) That is pollinated by water