holophytic

adjective

ho·​lo·​phyt·​ic ˌhō-lə-ˈfi-tik How to pronounce holophytic (audio)
ˌhä-
: obtaining food after the manner of a green plant by photosynthetic activity

Word History

Etymology

holo- + -phytic

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of holophytic was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Holophytic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holophytic. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

holophytic

adjective
ho·​lo·​phyt·​ic -ˈfit-ik How to pronounce holophytic (audio)
: obtaining food after the manner of a green plant : photoautotrophic
holophytic protozoans
compare holozoic
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