υδρόφιλος

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Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French hydrophile, a French-coined term adopted into Greek, equivalent to υδρό- (ydró-, water, hydro-) +‎ -φιλος (-filos, friend of, -phile). First attested 1888.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /iˈðrofilos/
  • Hyphenation: υ‧δρό‧φι‧λος

Adjective[edit]

υδρόφιλος (ydrófilosm (feminine υδρόφιλη, neuter υδρόφιλο)

  1. (chemistry, physics) hydrophilic
  2. water loving (of wetland plants)

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