zoophilous
adjective see zoophilic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • zoophilous — zo·oph·i·lous zō äf ə ləs adj ZOOPHILIC <a zoophilous mosquito> * * * zo·oph·i·lous (zo ofґĭ ləs) zoophilic …   Medical dictionary

  • zoophilous — adj. [Gr. zoon, animal; philos, loving] Animal loving …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • zoophilous — /zoh of euh leuhs/, adj. 1. Bot. adapted to pollination by animals, esp. those other than insects. 2. having an affinity for animals. Also, zoophilic /zoh euh fil ik/. [1885 90; ZOO + PHILOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • zoophilous — adj. fond of animals; pollinated by animals (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • zoophilous — zo·oph·i·lous …   English syllables

  • zoophilous — zo•oph•i•lous [[t]zoʊˈɒf ə ləs[/t]] also zo•o•phil•ic [[t]ˌzoʊ əˈfɪl ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) bot adapted to pollination by animals, esp. those other than insects 2) having an affinity for animals • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • zoophilous — /zoʊˈɒfələs/ (say zoh ofuhluhs) adjective 1. Botany adapted to pollination by the agency of animals. 2. loving animals. 3. (of insects) feeding on animals …   Australian English dictionary

  • zoophilous — adjective see zoophilic * * * /zoh of euh leuhs/, adj. 1. Bot. adapted to pollination by animals, esp. those other than insects. 2. having an affinity for animals. Also, zoophilic /zoh euh fil ik/. [1885 90; ZOO + PHILOUS] * * * zōophˈilous… …   Useful english dictionary

  • zoophilic — or zoophilous adjective Date: 1886 having an attraction to or preference for animals; especially of an insect preferring animals to humans as a source of food …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Anemophily — or wind pollination is a form of pollination whereby pollen is distributed by wind. Unlike entomophilous and zoophilous species, whose pollen is spread by insects and vertebrates respectively, anemophilous species do not develop scented flowers,… …   Wikipedia

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