holozoic

adjective ho·lo·zo·ic \ ˌhō-lə-ˈzō-ik , ˌhä- \

Definition of holozoic

: characterized by food procurement after the manner of most animals by the ingestion of complex organic matter
  • holozoic nutrition

First Known Use of holozoic

1885

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holozoic

adjective ho·lo·zo·ic \ ˌhō-lə-ˈzō-ik , ˌhäl-ə- \

medical Definition of holozoic

: characterized by food procurement after the manner of most animals by the ingestion of complex organic matter
  • holozoic nutrition
  • holozoic herbivores and carnivores
— compare holophytic

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