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

adjective Biology.

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

Origin of holozoic

1880–85; holo- + -zoic < Greek zōikós of animals, equivalent to zō(ḗ) life + -ikos -ic
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(of animals) obtaining nourishment by feeding on plants or other animals
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Medicine definitions for holozoic


[hŏl′ə-zōĭk, hō′lə-]


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