Hydrophyte

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Definition

noun, plural: hydrophytes

(botany) Any plant adapted to grow wholly or partly submerged in water or wet habitats; an aquatic plant; a wetland plant


Supplement

Examples of hydrophytes are lotus and water hyacinths. Some of the major features of hydrophytes are as follows:


Word origin: Greek hýdōr (water) + Greek phuton (plant)

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