(of a plant) obtaining energy by synthesizing inorganic substances; autotrophic.
Origin of holophytic
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Radial (monaxial) forms; nutrition saprophytic or holophytic, mostly one flagellate.
It is easy to understand the relation of the saprophytic and the holophytic Flagellates to true plants.
(of plants) capable of synthesizing their food from inorganic molecules, esp by photosynthesis
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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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