holophytic

[hol-uh-fit-ik, hoh-luh-]

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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British Dictionary definitions for holophyte

holophytic

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

holophyte

[hŏlə-fīt′]
  1. An organism that produces its own food through photosynthesis.
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