zoochore

[ zoh-uh-kawr, -kohr ]
/ ˈzoʊ əˌkɔr, -ˌkoʊr /

noun Botany.

a plant whose structure adapts it for dispersion by animals.

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Origin of zoochore

1900–05; zoo- + -chore, combining form representing Greek chōreîn to make way
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