- (of a plant) obtaining energy by synthesizing inorganic substances; autotrophic.
Origin of holophytic
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Radial (monaxial) forms; nutrition saprophytic or holophytic, mostly one flagellate.
It is easy to understand the relation of the saprophytic and the holophytic Flagellates to true plants.
- (of plants) capable of synthesizing their food from inorganic molecules, esp by photosynthesis
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- Not requiring the ingestion of exogenous organic substances for nutrition; obtaining nourishment in the manner of a green plant. Used of certain protozoans capable of photosynthesis.
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