adjective hy·droph·i·lous \hīˈdräfələs\

Definition of hydrophilous

  1. 1 :  pollinated by the agency of water

  2. 2 :  hydrophytic

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Origin and Etymology of hydrophilous

New Latin hydrophilus water-loving, from hydr- + -philus -philous, from Greek philos loving — more at -philous

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