holophytic

[ hol-uh-fit-ik, hoh-luh- ]
/ ˌhɒl əˈfɪt ɪk, ˌhoʊ lə- /

adjective

(of a plant) obtaining energy by synthesizing inorganic substances; autotrophic.

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Origin of holophytic

1880–85; holo- + -phytic; see -phyte, -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM holophytic

hol·o·phyte [hol-uh-fahyt, hoh-luh-] /ˈhɒl əˌfaɪt, ˈhoʊ lə-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for holophytic

holophytic
/ (ˌhɒləˈfɪtɪk) /

adjective

(of plants) capable of synthesizing their food from inorganic molecules, esp by photosynthesis

Derived forms of holophytic

holophyte (ˈhɒləˌfaɪt), noun
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Medical definitions for holophytic

holophytic
[ hŏl′ō-fĭtĭk, 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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