zoophyte

[ zoh-uh-fahyt ]
/ ˈzoʊ əˌfaɪt /
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noun

any of various invertebrate animals resembling a plant, as a coral or a sea anemone.

Nearby words

  1. zoophilia,
  2. zoophilism,
  3. zoophilous,
  4. zoophobia,
  5. zoophorus,
  6. zooplankter,
  7. zooplankton,
  8. zooplasty,
  9. zoopraxiscope,
  10. zoosemiotics

Origin of zoophyte

1615–25; < New Latin zōophyton < Greek zōióphyton. See zoo-, -phyte

Related formszo·o·phyt·ic [zoh-uh-fit-ik] /ˌzoʊ əˈfɪt ɪk/, zo·o·phyt·i·cal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for zoophyte

zoophyte

/ (ˈzəʊəˌfaɪt) /

noun

any animal resembling a plant, such as a sea anemone
Derived Formszoophytic (ˌzəʊəˈfɪtɪk) or zoophytical, adjective

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