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Meaning of "hydrophily" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HYDROPHILY

hydrophily  [haɪˈdrɒfɪlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HYDROPHILY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hydrophily is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HYDROPHILY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Hydrophily

Hydrophily is a fairly uncommon form of pollination whereby pollen is distributed by the flow of waters, particularly in rivers and streams. Hydrophilous species fall into two categories: those that distribute their pollen to the surface of water, and those that distribute it beneath the surface. Surface pollination is more frequent, and appears to be a transitional phase between wind pollination and true hydrophily. In these the pollen floats on the surface and reaches the stigmas of the female flowers as in Callitriche, Ruppia, Zostera, Elodea. In Vallisneria the male flowers become detached and float on the surface of the water; the anthers are thus brought in contact with the stigmas of the female flowers. Surface hydrophily has been observed in several species of Potamogeton as well as some marine species. Species exhibiting true submerged hydrophily include Najas, where the pollen grains are heavier than water, and sinking down are caught by the stigmas of the extremely simple female flowers, Posidonia australis and Zostera marina.

Definition of hydrophily in the English dictionary

The definition of hydrophily in the dictionary is pollination by water.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HYDROPHILY


acarophily
ˌækəˈrɒfɪlɪ
anemophily
ˌænɪˈmɒfɪlɪ
anisophylly
ˌænaɪˈsɒfɪlɪ
arctophily
ɑːkˈtɒfɪlɪ
bibliophily
ˌbɪblɪˈɒfɪlɪ
cartophily
kɑːˈtɒfɪlɪ
entomophily
ˌɛntəˈmɒfɪlɪ
halophily
hæˈlɒfɪlɪ
malacophily
ˌmæləˈkɒfɪlɪ
monophyly
məˈnɒfɪlɪ
myophily
maɪˈɒfɪlɪ
myrmecophily
ˌmɜːmɪˈkɒfɪlɪ
ornithophily
ˌɔːnɪˈθɒfɪlɪ
photophily
fəʊˈtɒfɪlɪ
psychophily
saɪˈkɒfɪlɪ
sclerophylly
sklɪərˈɒfɪlɪ
scripophily
skrɪˈpɒfɪlɪ
timbrophily
tɪmˈbrɒfɪlɪ
toxophily
tɒkˈsɒfɪlɪ
xerophily
zɪəˈrɒfɪlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HYDROPHILY

hydropathist
hydropathy
hydroperoxide
hydrophane
hydrophanous
hydrophile
hydrophilic
hydrophilicity
hydrophilite
hydrophilous
hydrophobia
hydrophobic
hydrophobicity
hydrophobous
hydrophone
hydrophyte
hydrophytic
hydrophyton
hydrophytous
hydropic

WORDS THAT END LIKE HYDROPHILY

gushily
healthily
lengthily
maximaphily
notaphily
oenophily
patchily
pithily
praiseworthily
raunchily
sketchily
stealthily
symphily
techily
toothily
touchily
trashily
unhealthily
unworthily
worthily

Synonyms and antonyms of hydrophily in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hydrophily» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HYDROPHILY

Find out the translation of hydrophily to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hydrophily from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hydrophily» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

亲水性
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hidrofilia
570 millions of speakers

English

hydrophily
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हाइड्रोफिली
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

hydrophily
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гидрофильностью
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hydrophily
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হাইড্রফিলি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hydrophilie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hidrofilik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hydrophilie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

親水性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

hydrophily
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hydrophily
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hydrophily
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஹைட்ரோஃபில்லி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हायड्रोफिलीय
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hydrophily
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

idrofilia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

hydrophily
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гидрофильностью
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hidrofiliei
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

hydrophily
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hydrophily
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hydrophily
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hydrophily
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hydrophily

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HYDROPHILY»

The term «hydrophily» is used very little and occupies the 186.526 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HYDROPHILY» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HYDROPHILY»

Discover the use of hydrophily in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hydrophily and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Text Book of Botany: Angiosperms
[II] Hydrophily (pollination by water) Aquatic plants make excellent use of water for pollination. Generally, those plants whose flowers are permanently submerged in water (e.g., Ceratophyllum, Zostera, Vallisneria) are adapted to hydrophily.
Dr. Singh, Dr. Pande & Dr. Jain
2
Wetland Plants: Biology and Ecology
The Evolution of Hydrophily Most angiosperm flowers are aerial and require dry conditions for pollination and fertilization. That a clear majority of submerged angiosperms retain aerial flowers indicates a strong selective pressure against ...
Julie K. Cronk, M. Siobhan Fennessy, 2001
3
Competition Science Vision
(B) Hydrophily When the pollinating agent is water, it is called hydrophily. The flowers pollinated with the help of water are known as hydrophilous. Hydrophily is subdivided into two categories on the basis of the occurrence of pollination.
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Objective Botany
(C) Hydrophily : Pollination through the agency of water is called hydrophily. When pollination occurs below the water level, it is described as hypohydrogamic and when it occurs at the level of water, it is called epihydrogamic. In plants like ...
Dr. N.P. Saxena
5
Pollen and Pollination
In hydrophily, as in the case of anemophily, there is a separation of carpellate and staminate reproductive structures. Hydrophilous flowers can be monoecious, dioecious, hermaphroditic, or dichogamous (phenologi- cal separation between ...
Amots Dafni, Michael Hesse, Ettore Pacini, 2000
6
Definitional Glossary Of Agricultural Terms:
92 hydrograph: A flooding pattern shown as a continuous curve of water depth based on daily depth values. hydrophily (water pollination): It is a fairly uncommon form of pollination whereby pollen is distributed by the flow of waters, particularly ...
Dinesh Kumar, 2008
7
Plant Breeding Systems
... others such as T. minus and T. alpinum almost lack perianths, having large hanging stamens and are presumably mostly pollinated by wind. Here is a clear case of the evolution of anemophily within a genus. Hydrophily (water pollination)  ...
A. J. Richards, 1997
8
Seagrasses: Biology, Ecology and Conservation: Biology, ...
Pollination in seagrasses, however, involves pollination underwater (i.e. hydrophily or submarine pollination), in which pollination occurs through the action of currents (Ackerman, 1995). In some cases (i.e. shallow seagrass populations that ...
A. W. D. Larkum, Robert Joseph Orth, Carlos M. Duarte, 2007
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Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science
Note also that in this experiment, hydrophily is measured in an alkane media. Therefore, the G-P flow calorimetric method clearly assumes some points and then corresponds to some ad-hoc definitions. Hydrophily is only a measurement of ...
P. Somasundaran, 2006
10
Issues in Life Sciences—Botany and Plant Biology Research: ...
(Hydrocharitaceae) “Pollination by water (hydrophily) is a highly specialized mechanism that occurs rarely among aquatic angiosperms, which mainly retain the reproductive systems reminiscent of their terrestrial ancestors. Hydrophily is ...
‎2013

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HYDROPHILY»

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"Not only are the active surface sites induced by the doping atoms more accessible to reactants, the polarity and hydrophily of the carbon ... «Nanowerk, Oct 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Hydrophily [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hydrophily>. May 2020 ».
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