holozoic

adjective
ho·​lo·​zo·​ic | \ ˌhō-lə-ˈzō-ik How to pronounce holozoic (audio) , 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Holozoic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holozoic. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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holozoic

adjective
ho·​lo·​zo·​ic | \ ˌhō-lə-ˈzō-ik How to pronounce holozoic (audio) , ˌhäl-ə- How to pronounce holozoic (audio) \

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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