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holophytic

[hol-uh-fit-ik, hoh-luh-] /ˌhɒl əˈfɪt ɪk, ˌhoʊ lə-/
adjective
1.
(of a plant) obtaining energy by synthesizing inorganic substances; autotrophic.
Origin of holophytic
1880-1885
1880-85; holo- + -phytic; see -phyte, -ic
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holophyte
[hol-uh-fahyt, hoh-luh-] /ˈhɒl əˌfaɪt, ˈhoʊ lə-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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holophytic

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

holophytic hol·o·phyt·ic (hŏl'ō-fĭt'ĭk, hō'lō-)
adj.
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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