Definition of Entomophilous

1. Adjective. Of flowering plants (especially orchids etc) that are pollinated by insects.

Antonyms: Anemophilous



Definition of Entomophilous

1. a. Fertilized by the agency of insects; -- said of plants in which the pollen is carried to the stigma by insects.

Definition of Entomophilous

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or pollinated by means of entomophily. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Entomophilous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Entomophilous

1. Pollinated by insects. (30 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Entomophilous

entomologists
entomologize
entomologized
entomologizes
entomologizing
entomology
entomomancy
entomopathogenic
entomophaga
entomophagan
entomophagous
entomophagy
entomophile
entomophilic
entomophilies
entomophilous (current term)
entomophily
entomophobia
entomophobias
entomophthora
entomophthoramycosis
entomophthoramycosis basidiobolae
entomophthoramycosis conidiobolae
entomophyte
entomophytes
entomopoxvirinae
entomostraca
entomostracan
entomostracans
entomostracous

Literary usage of Entomophilous

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1. The variation of animals and plants under domestication by Charles Darwin (1877)
"... species—Conversion of anemophilous species into entomophilous — Origin of nectar—Anemophilous plants generally have their sexes separated —Conversion of ..."

2. The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom by Charles Darwin (1876)
"... —Anemophilous species—Conversion of anemophilous species into entomophilous — Origin of nectar—Anemophilous plants generally have their sexes separated ..."

3. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel (1900)
"entomophilous plants.—In plants which occupy a position in which they are subjected to a unilateral strong illumination, as for example on the edge of woods ..."

4. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"Insect-fertilizable or entomophilous flowers are those which are sought by insects, for pollen or for nectar, or for both. Through their visits pollen is ..."

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