zoophyte

[ zoh-uh-fahyt ]
/ ˈzoʊ əˌfaɪt /

noun

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

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Origin of zoophyte

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

OTHER WORDS FROM zoophyte

zo·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 forms of zoophyte

zoophytic (ˌzəʊəˈfɪtɪk) or zoophytical, adjective
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