hydrophyte

hydrophyte
  adj. hydrophytic.
  Plant adapted to grow in water, e.g. Zamia nesophila is adapted to growing in standing seawater for extended periods when its beach strand habitat becomes inundated during regularly occurring storms.

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  • Hydrophyte — Hy dro*phyte, n. [Gr. ? + ? plant: cf. F. hydrophyte.] An aquatic plant; an alga. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hydrophyte — ● hydrophyte nom féminin Désignation scientifique des plantes des eaux douces. hydrophyte n. f. BOT Plante aquatique …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hydrophyte — [hī′drəfīt΄] n. [ HYDRO + PHYTE] any plant growing only in water or very wet earth hydrophytic [hī′drəfit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • hydrophyte — (i dro fi t ) s. f. Plante qui vit dans l eau. Cette plante est une hydrophyte.    Algues qui se montrent dans les eaux douces ou salées, ou dans les lieux inondés.    Adjectivement. Plantes hydrophytes. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Hydro...., et terme grec… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Hydrophyte — Dans la classification de Raunkier, une plante hydrophyte est un type de plante qui vit immergée dans l eau (les bourgeons dormants et les feuilles sont dans l eau) une bonne partie de l année voire toute l année. On peut distinguer au sein de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hydrophyte — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1832 1. a plant that grows either partly or totally submerged in water; also a plant growing in waterlogged soil • hydrophytic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hydrophyte — hydrophytic /huy dreuh fit ik/, adj. hydrophytism, n. /huy dreuh fuyt /, n. a plant that grows in water or very moist ground; an aquatic plant. [1825 35; HYDRO 1 + PHYTE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydrophyte — noun A plant that lives in or requires an abundance of water …   Wiktionary

  • hydrophyte —   any plant which has adapted to moist environments …   Geography glossary

  • hydrophyte — hy·dro·phyte (hiґdro fīt) [hydro + phyte] a plant adapted to grow in a very wet environment, either completely aquatic or rooted in water or mud but with stems and leaves above the water …   Medical dictionary

  • hydrophyte —    A plant requiring large amounts of moisture for growth [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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