hygrophilous etymology

English word hygrophilous comes from English -philous, English hygro- (Humidity. Moisture.)

Detailed word origin of hygrophilous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-philous English (eng) Having an affinity, attraction, preference or love of something.
hygro- English (eng) Humidity. Moisture.
hygrophilous English (eng) (botany, of a plant) adapted for growth in a damp or wet environment.

Words with the same origin as hygrophilous

Descendants of -philous
aerophilous ammophilous anemophilous calciphilous chiropterophilous dendrophilous entomophilous halophilous heliophilous homophilous hydrophilous malacophilous mesophilous myrmecophilous necrophilous ombrophilous ornithophilous petrophilous photophilous phytophilous psammophilous tropophilous xenophilous zoophilous
Descendants of hygro-
hygric hygrine hygrocolous hygrograph hygrographic hygrometer hygrometre hygrometric hygromycin hygropetric hygrophyte hygroreceptor hygroscope hygrosensation hygrostat