rheo-, rhea-, rhe-, rhy-
(Greek: a flow, wave; current of a stream, current; electrical current)
An instrument that measures the flow of thick liquids; such as, the blood in circulation.
The process by which a rock becomes mobile and partially or completely fused; usually, the result of heating by the addition of extraneous magmatic material.
In biology, thriving in or having an affinity for running water; said of an organism that prefers, or is confined to, running water.
rheophobous (adjective); more rheophobous, most rheophobous
In biology, intolerant of running water: The eggs of female mosquitos are considered to be rheophobous because they can only survive and grow in stagnant water, like in lakes or even in puddles, but never in flowing streams or rivers.
rheophobous, rheophobe, rheophoby
Intolerant of running water.
A plant inhabiting running water; a plant that is confined to flowing water.
rheoplankton (s) (noun), rheoplankton; rheoplanktons (pl)
Minute organisms associated with running water: Sandra's biology teacher, Mr. Smart, told the class that rheoplankton were those that were found in rivers or other forms of flowing water.
Sensitive to currents; used of organisms showing behavioral and other responses to air or water currents.