zoophyte

noun
zoo·phyte | \ˈzō-ə-ˌfīt \

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

Greek zōophyton, from zōi-, zō- zo- + phyton plant — more at phyt-

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zoophyte

noun
zoo·phyte | \ˈzō-ə-ˌfīt \

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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