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hydrophilic

 [hi″dro-fil´ik]
readily absorbing moisture; hygroscopic; having strongly polar groups that readily interact with water.

hy·dro·phil·ic

(hī'drō-fil'ik),
1. Denoting the property of attracting or associating with water molecules, possessed by polar radicals or ions, as opposed to hydrophobic (2).
2. Tending to dissolve in water.
3. Polar.
Synonym(s): hydrophilous

hydrophilous

making use of the action of water to achieve pollination.
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