Hydrophilic

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Hydrophilic

Describing any substance that absorbs or attracts water. This is important in the petroleum industry.
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As a black pigment with hydrophilous properties, it can be used in the production of oil-dispersible and water-dispersible paints, which are said to demonstrate excellent hiding properties, an intense black color, and a high level of light resistance.
Cruden suggested the pollen/ovule ratio reflects the probability of sufficient pollen transfer for maximum seed set and thus, hypothetically the relative uncertainty of hydrophilous pollination in surfgrass.