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


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

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


[hŏl′ō-fĭtĭk, hō′lō-]


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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