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- n. A form of pollination whereby pollen is distributed by the flow of waters, particularly in rivers and streams.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hydrophilia.
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The flowers of most aquatic angiosperms must be elevated above the water in order for pollination to occur; entomophily is pollination by insects and anemophily is by wind; very rarely does pollen transfer occur underwater (hydrophily).