Definition of hydrophily in English:

hydrophily

noun

Botany
  • See hydrophilous

    • ‘The origins and evolution of marine angiosperms and hydrophily in the subclass were also estimated.’
    • ‘This is called surface hydrophily and is relatively rare.’
    • ‘Subaqueous pollination, or hydrophily, has been discussed repeatedly in the light of limited success of fertilization in the aqueous medium.’