Definition of Hygrophilous

1. Adjective. (context: of a plant) adapted for growth in a damp or wet environment. ¹



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Definition of Hygrophilous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hygrophilous

hygrography
hygrology
hygroma
hygroma colli cysticum
hygrometer
hygrometers
hygrometre
hygrometres
hygrometric
hygrometrical
hygrometry
hygromycin
hygromycin-B kinase
hygromycin b
hygrophanous
hygrophilous (current term)
hygrophobia
hygrophoroid
hygrophthalmic
hygrophyte
hygrophytes
hygrophytic
hygroplasm
hygroscope
hygroscopes
hygroscopic
hygroscopic expansion
hygroscopically
hygroscopicities
hygroscopicity

Literary usage of Hygrophilous

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1. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"hygrophilous structure. Removal of superfluous water : dripping points, hydathodes. iv. ... hygrophilous ..."

2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1915)
"The hygrophilous association of the Piedmont Plateau is of relatively subordinate importance owing to the limited extent of permanently moist lands. ..."

3. Labrador, the Country and the People by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell (1909)
"They secure this change either by shedding their hygrophilous leaves; or by dying down to the ground as a whole; or, as in evergreens, by developing shoots ..."

4. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (1915)
"The vegetation of ravines and ridges presents in a most striking manner the effects of erosion topography, that of the former being strongly hygrophilous ..."

5. Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific Between 1896 and 1899 by Henry Brougham Guppy (1906)
"(6) This distinction between the xerophilous and hygrophilous habits penetrates deeply into all questions connected with stations, and lies behind all ..."

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