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holophytic

[hol-uh-fit-ik, hoh-luh-]
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adjective
  1. (of a plant) obtaining energy by synthesizing inorganic substances; autotrophic.
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Origin of holophytic

1880–85; holo- + -phytic; see -phyte, -ic
Related formshol·o·phyte [hol-uh-fahyt, hoh-luh-] /ˈhɒl əˌfaɪt, ˈhoʊ lə-/, noun
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Examples from the Web for holophytic

Historical Examples

  • Radial (monaxial) forms; nutrition saprophytic or holophytic, mostly one flagellate.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4

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  • It is easy to understand the relation of the saprophytic and the holophytic Flagellates to true plants.


British Dictionary definitions for holophytic

holophytic

adjective
  1. (of plants) capable of synthesizing their food from inorganic molecules, esp by photosynthesis
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Derived Formsholophyte (ˈhɒləˌfaɪt), noun
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holophytic in Medicine

holophytic

(hŏl′ō-fĭtĭk, hō′lō-)
adj.
  1. 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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