holophytic

adjective
ho·lo·phyt·ic | \ˌhō-lə-ˈfi-tik, ˌhä-\

Definition of holophytic 

: obtaining food after the manner of a green plant by photosynthetic activity

First Known Use of holophytic

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for holophytic

holo- + -phytic

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The first known use of holophytic was in 1885

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holophytic

adjective
ho·lo·phyt·ic | \-ˈfit-ik \

Medical Definition of holophytic 

: obtaining food after the manner of a green plant : photoautotrophic holophytic protozoans — compare holozoic

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