nitrophilous etymology

English word nitrophilous comes from English -philous, English nitro- (Containing the nitro functional group. Nitrate, nitrogen.)

Detailed word origin of nitrophilous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-philous English (eng) Having an affinity, attraction, preference or love of something.
nitro- English (eng) Containing the nitro functional group. Nitrate, nitrogen.
nitrophilous English (eng) (botany, of a plant) Thriving in a habitat rich in nitrogen.

Words with the same origin as nitrophilous

Descendants of -philous
aerophilous ammophilous anemophilous calciphilous chiropterophilous dendrophilous entomophilous halophilous heliophilous homophilous hydrophilous hygrophilous malacophilous mesophilous myrmecophilous necrophilous ombrophilous ornithophilous petrophilous photophilous phytophilous psammophilous tropophilous xenophilous zoophilous
Descendants of nitro-
N- N-tert-butyl- NTO TNT narced nitracline nitragin nitramine nitrian nitrilotriacetic nitrimine nitrofurantoin nitrogen nitrogeniferous nitrox ranitidine