entomophilous

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en·to·moph·i·lous

 (ĕn′tə-mŏf′ə-ləs)
adj.
Pollinated by insects.

en′to·moph′i·ly n.

entomophilous

(ˌɛntəˈmɒfɪləs)
adj
(Botany) (of flowering plants) pollinated by insects. Compare anemophilous
ˌentoˈmophily n

en•to•moph•i•lous

(ˌɛn təˈmɒf ə ləs)

adj.
pollinated by insects.
[1875–80]
en`to•moph′i•ly, n.
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Adj.1.entomophilous - of flowering plants (especially orchids etc) that are pollinated by insects
anemophilous - of flowering plants (especially grasses etc) that are pollinated by the wind
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A growing body of experimental evidence in recent years corroborates the deductions made from these early observations, and entomophily is now considered widespread in cycads (Grobbelaar, 2004).
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