Definitions

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  • noun In phytogeography, same as hydrophyte: apparently first used by Wiesner (1889), in the form hygrophyta, by him opposed to hydrophyta.

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  • noun biology Any plant that grows wholly in water, either rooted to the bottom, or floating freely

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  • noun a plant that grows in a moist habitat

Etymologies

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hygro- + -phyte

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