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Meaning of "entomophilous" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ENTOMOPHILOUS

entomophilous  [ˌɛntəˈmɒfɪləs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ENTOMOPHILOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Entomophilous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ENTOMOPHILOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

entomophilous

Entomophily

Entomophily is a form of pollination whereby pollen or spores are distributed by insects. Several insects are reported to be responsible for the pollination of many plant species, particularly bees, Lepidoptera, wasps, flies, ants and beetles. Some plant species co-evolved with a particular pollinator, such as many orchids species. On the other hand, there are plant species which are generalists, being visited and/or pollinated by several insect groups. Entomophilous species frequently evolve mechanisms to make themselves more appealing to insects, e.g., brightly colored or scented flowers, nectar, or appealing shapes and patterns. Pollen grains of entomophilous plants are generally larger than the fine pollens of anemophilous plants. They usually are of more nutritional value to insects, which may use them for food and inadvertently spread them to other flowers. The word is artificially derived from the Greek: entomo-/εντομο- "that which is cut in pieces or engraved/segmented", hence "insect"; and phily from φίλη, "that which is loved". Entomophilous species include the sunflower, orchid, and cycad.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ENTOMOPHILOUS


acidophilous
ˌæsɪˈdɒfɪləs
acidophilus
ˌæsɪˈdɒfɪləs
ammophilous
æˈmɒfɪləs
anemophilous
ˌænɪˈmɒfɪləs
coprophilous
kəˈprɒfɪləs
endophyllous
ɛnˈdɒfɪləs
eosinophilous
ˌiːəʊsɪˈnɒfɪləs
geophilous
dʒiːˈɒfɪləs
Herophilus
hɪəˈrɒfɪləs
hygrophilous
haɪˈɡrɒfɪləs
lithophilous
lɪˈθɒfɪləs
myrmecophilous
ˌmɜːmɪˈkɒfɪləs
psammophilous
səˈmɒfɪləs
rhizophilous
raɪzˈɒfɪləs
sclerophyllous
sklɛˈrɒfɪləs
Theophilus
θɪˈɒfɪləs
thermophilous
θɜːˈmɒfɪləs
tropophilous
trəʊˈpɒfɪləs
xerophilous
zɪˈrɒfɪləs
xiphophyllous
zɪˈfɒfɪləs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ENTOMOPHILOUS

entom.
entomb
entombment
entomic
entomofauna
entomol.
entomologic
entomological
entomologically
entomologise
entomologist
entomologize
entomology
entomophagous
entomophagy
entomophily
entomostracan
entomostracous
entophytal
entophyte

WORDS THAT END LIKE ENTOMOPHILOUS

anthophilous
battailous
halophilous
heliophilous
hydrophilous
malacophilous
necrophilous
nitrophilous
nubilous
ombrophilous
ornithophilous
perilous
pilous
ridiculous
scurrilous
sibilous
Siege Perilous
symphilous
tendrilous
unperilous
verisimilous

Synonyms and antonyms of entomophilous in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «entomophilous» into 25 languages

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Translator English - Chinese

虫媒
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

entomófila
570 millions of speakers

English

entomophilous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

entomophilous
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

حشري التلقيح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

энтомофильное
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

entomófilas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পতঙ্গপরাগী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

entomophile
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Entomophilous
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

entomophil
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

entomophilous
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

충매
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Entomophilous
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

entomophilous
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

என்டமோஃபிலஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एंटोमोफिलस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Böcek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

entomofile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

owadopylnych
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ентомофільні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

entomofile
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

entomophilous
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

entomophilous
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

entomophilous
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

entomophilous
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of entomophilous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ENTOMOPHILOUS»

The term «entomophilous» is used very little and occupies the 171.258 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ENTOMOPHILOUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about entomophilous

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ENTOMOPHILOUS»

Discover the use of entomophilous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to entomophilous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The philosophy of flower seasons, and the phaenological ...
14, Plate VIII), it is the only one of the entomophilous tree-producing families, which is in a favorable position for giving rise to aborescent forms. The first to bloom is the service-berry (Amelanchier), and the trees, e. g., the plum, cherry, apple ...
Charles Robertson, 1895
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The collected works of Sir Humphry Davy ...: Discourses ...
The proposition to be offered is that the primitive angiosperms were entomophilous, and that the anemophilous ones are metamorphosed entomophilous flowers whose seemingly simple structures are degraded, not primitive.
Sir Humphry Davy, John Davy, 1904
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Botanical gazette
The proposition to be offered is that the primitive angiosperms were entomophilous, and that the anemophilous ones are metamorphosed entomophilous flowers whose seemingly simple structures are degraded, not primitive.
John Merle Coulter, University of Chicago, M.S. Coulter, 1904
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An Evolutionary Basis for Pollination Ecology
It may be expected that non-specialized entomophilous flowers pollinated by insects with short mouth parts, will need many stamens to spread the pollen diffusely over the integument of the pollinating insect, in order to increase the chance of ...
S. C. Willemstein, 1987
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Pollen and Pollination
The most primitive angiosperms were probably all entomophilous (Friis and Crepet 1988) and their pollen was most likely dispersed as clumps held together with pollenkitt. All the other types of dispersing units evolved later (Pacini and ...
Amots Dafni, Michael Hesse, Ettore Pacini, 2000
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Patterson's Allergic Diseases
Most brightly colored flowering plants are of little clinical importance in inhalant allergy because their pollen generally is carried by insects (entomophilous plants ) rather than the wind (anemophilous plants). Entomophilous plants have ...
Leslie C. Grammer, Paul A. Greenberger, 2012
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The American Naturalist
Hence we see why we should not expect to find in entomophilous flowers the dry and smooth pollen of the anem- ophilous.* Instead of plumose stigmas, fitted to collect pollen diffused in the air, and appropriate to anemophilous plants, we find  ...
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Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
159. A generic table of the family Panurgidae: A reply to Mr. Cockerell's critique on the segregation of Perdita Cockerell. Psyche, vm, 372-376, 1899. 160. Classification of the entomophilous wasps, or the super- family Sphegoidea. ( Paper No.
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The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable ...
mophilous species is small, as the author just quoted remarks, the number of individuals is large in comparison with that of entomophilous species. This holds good especially in cold and temperate regions, where insects are not so numerous ...
Charles Darwin, 1902
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Bioaerosols
Plants are of two general types with respect to the kind of pollen they produce: entomophilous (insect pollinated) and anemophilous (wind pollinated). It should be noted that the vast majority of nonwind pollinators are insects, but other vectors, ...
Harriet A. Burge, 1995

3 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ENTOMOPHILOUS»

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Bee pollen an excellent source for vitamins, minerals, proteins
The type of pollen collected by bees is called entomophilous. Pregnant women and nursing mothers, however, should not take bee pollen. «Tryon Daily Bulletin, Mar 15»
2
Bond Mill Elementary advances to Science Bowl semifinals
Thanks to their vocabulary training — which Jacobs had encouraged — the Bond Mill students knew that entomophilous plants are pollinated ... «Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online, Oct 14»
3
The Secret Life of Bee Pollen Supplements
Pollen from entomophilous, or insect-pollinated plants generally doesn't become airborne so these pollens generally don't cause seasonal ... «Everyday Health, May 12»

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