adj. (about plants) light-loving; thriving in response to light

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Photophilous — Pho*toph i*lous, n. [Photo + Gr. ? loving.] (Phytogeog.) Light loving; growing in strong light, as many plants. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • photophilous — [fōt΄ō fil′ikfō täf′ə ləs] adj. 〚 PHOTO + PHILOUS〛 Biol. thriving in light: also photophilic [fōt΄ō fil′ik] photophily [fōt΄ō fil′lē] …   Universalium

  • photophilous — [fōt΄ō fil′ikfō täf′ə ləs] adj. [ PHOTO + PHILOUS] Biol. thriving in light: also photophilic [fōt΄ō fil′ik] photophily [fōt΄ō fil′lē] n …   English World dictionary

  • photophilous — šviesamėgiai organizmai statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Organizmai, mėgstantys saulės šviesą. atitikmenys: angl. photophilous vok. Photophilisch rus. светолюбивые; фотофилы ryšiai: sinonimas – fotofilai …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • photophilous — adjective see photophilic * * * photophilous / tofˈ/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑photo …   Useful english dictionary

  • photophilous — preferring or thriving in lighted conditions Love and Attraction …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • photophilous — pho·toph·i·lous …   English syllables

  • photophilous — /foʊˈtɒfələs/ (say foh tofuhluhs) adjective thriving in strong light, as a plant …   Australian-English dictionary

  • photophilic — /foh teuh fil ik/, adj. of or pertaining to an organism, as a plant, that is receptive to, seeks, or thrives in light. Also, photophilous /foh tof euh leuhs/. [1895 1900; PHOTO + PHILIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • Love and Attraction — While this list might seem a bit risqué judging from its title, it s not as bad (or good) as you might think. Each of these 114 weird words contains the word element phil , from ancient Greek phileein to love, and so a philia is a special love,… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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