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

Origin and Etymology of 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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