holozoic

[ hol-uh-zoh-ik, hoh-luh- ]
/ ˌhɒl əˈzoʊ ɪk, ˌhoʊ lə- /

adjective Biology.

feeding on solid food particles in the manner of most animals.

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Origin of holozoic

1880–85; holo- + -zoic < Greek zōikós of animals, equivalent to zō(ḗ) life + -ikos -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for holozoic

holozoic
/ (ˌhɒləˈzəʊɪk) /

adjective

(of animals) obtaining nourishment by feeding on plants or other animals
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Medical definitions for holozoic

holozoic
[ hŏl′ə-zōĭk, hō′lə- ]

adj.

Obtaining nourishment by the ingestion of organic material, as animals do. Used of certain protozoans.
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