holoparasitic

adjective
ho·​lo·​par·​a·​sit·​ic | \ˌhō-lō-ˌper-ə-ˈsi-tik, -ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of holoparasitic 

botany

: of, relating to, or being a parasitic plant (such as dodder) that is not capable of photosynthesis and obtains all nutrients and water from a host plant In addition to constituting the only angiosperms lacking leaves, species of Hydnoraceae are further distinguished by being holoparastic plants …— Erika E. Maass, et al.

Other Words from holoparasitic

holoparasite \ˌhō-​lō-​ˈper-​ə-​ˌsīt, -​ˈpa-​rə-​ \ noun plural holoparasites

First Known Use of holoparasitic

1897, in the meaning defined above

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