zoophyte

play
noun zoo·phyte \ˈzō-ə-ˌfīt\

Definition of zoophyte

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

Origin and Etymology of zoophyte

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


Medical Dictionary

zoophyte

play
noun zoo·phyte \ˈzō-ə-ˌfīt\

Medical Definition of zoophyte

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

Learn More about zoophyte


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up zoophyte? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a confused struggle

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

July 2017 Words of the Day Quiz

  • alt-597a99e699d07
  • Which is a synonym of gauche?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!