zoophyte

[zoh-uh-fahyt]
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noun

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

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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zoophyte

noun

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