selenophile

noun
se·​le·​no·​phile | \ sə̇ˈlēnəˌfīl \
plural -s

Definition of selenophile

: a plant that when growing in a seleniferous soil tends to take up selenium in quantities greater than can be explained on a basis of chance

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Other Words from selenophile

selenophilic \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦filik \ adjective

History and Etymology for selenophile

selen- entry 2 + -phile

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“Selenophile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/selenophile. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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