zoophyte

noun
zoo·​phyte | \ ˈzō-ə-ˌfīt How to pronounce zoophyte (audio) \

Definition of zoophyte

: an invertebrate animal (such as a coral or sponge) more or less resembling a plant in appearance or mode of growth

First Known Use of zoophyte

1606, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zoophyte

borrowed from French zoophite, zoophyte, going back to Middle French, borrowed from Greek zōóphyton, from zōo- zoo- + phytón "plant" — more at phyto-

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“Zoophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zoophyte. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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zoophyte

noun
zoo·​phyte | \ ˈzō-ə-ˌfīt How to pronounce zoophyte (audio) \

Medical Definition of zoophyte

: an invertebrate animal (as a coral or sponge) more or less resembling a plant in appearance or mode of growth

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