Entomophilous En`to*moph"i*lous, a. [Gr. ? insect + ? a lover.] (Bot.) Fertilized by the agency of insects; -- said of plants in which the pollen is carried to the stigma by insects. [1913 Webster]

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  • entomophilous — [en΄təmäf′ə ləs] adj. [ ENTOMO + PHILOUS] pollinated by insects …   English World dictionary

  • entomophilous — adjective Date: 1880 normally pollinated by insects compare zoophilic • entomophily noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • entomophilous — adj. [Gr. entomon, insect; philos, loving] 1. Pertaining to associations between insects and plant microorganisms, protozoa, and nematodes. 2. Being pollinated by the agency of insects …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • entomophilous — entomophily, n. /en teuh mof euh leuhs/, adj. pollinated by or having spores distributed by insects. [1875 80; ENTOMO + PHILOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • entomophilous — adjective /ɛntəˈmɒfələs/ Of, pertaining to, or pollinated by means of entomophily …   Wiktionary

  • entomophilous — adapted for pollination by insects Love and Attraction …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • entomophilous — [ˌɛntə mɒfɪləs] adjective Botany pollinated by insects. Derivatives entomophily noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • entomophilous — en·to·moph·i·lous …   English syllables

  • entomophilous — en•to•moph•i•lous [[t]ˌɛn təˈmɒf ə ləs[/t]] adj. ecl pollinated by insects • Etymology: 1875–80 en to•moph′i•ly, n …   From formal English to slang

  • entomophilous — /ɛntəˈmɒfələs/ (say entuh mofuhluhs) adjective (of a plant) pollinated by insects. –entomophily, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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