- feeding on solid food particles in the manner of most animals.
Origin of holozoic
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Nutrition is holozoic, a deep groove leading down to a mouth and pharynx.
Chromatophores may or may not be present and food-taking is holozoic, in many cases at least.Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole
Gary N. Calkins
- (of animals) obtaining nourishment by feeding on plants or other animals
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- Obtaining nourishment by the ingestion of organic material, as animals do. Used of certain protozoans.
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