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zoophyte

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noun zoo·phyte \ˈzō-ə-ˌfīt\

Definition of zoophyte

  1. :  an invertebrate animal (as a coral or sponge) more or less resembling a plant in appearance or mode of growth



Origin and Etymology of zoophyte

Greek zōophyton, from zōi-, zō- zo- + phyton plant — more at phyt-


First Known Use: 1621


Medical Dictionary

zoophyte

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noun zoo·phyte \ˈzō-ə-ˌfīt\

Medical Definition of zoophyte

  1. :  an invertebrate animal (as a coral or sponge) more or less resembling a plant in appearance or mode of growth




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