Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Dispersal of seeds, fruits, or other plant parts by water.

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  • noun botany The dispersal of seeds, spores, or fruit by water.

Etymologies

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From hydro- + -chory.

Examples

  • Many aquatic and some terrestrial plant species utilize hydrochory, or seed dispersal through water.

    Seed dispersal

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