Holophytic nutrition
Holophytic Hol`o*phyt"ic, a. [Holo + Gr.? a plant.] Wholly or distinctively vegetable. [1913 Webster]

{Holophytic nutrition}, that form of nutrition, characteristic of vegetable organisms, in which carbonic acid, ammonia, and nitrates are absorbed as food, in distinction from the animal mode of nutrition, by the ingestion of albuminous matter. [1913 Webster]


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  • Holophytic — Hol o*phyt ic, a. [Holo + Gr.? a plant.] Wholly or distinctively vegetable. [1913 Webster] {Holophytic nutrition}, that form of nutrition, characteristic of vegetable organisms, in which carbonic acid, ammonia, and nitrates are absorbed as food,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • holophytic — [häl΄ōfit′ik, hō′ləfit′ik] adj. [ HOLO + PHYT(E) + IC] obtaining nutrition by photosynthesis, as do green plants and some bacteria …   English World dictionary

  • holophytic — Having a plantlike mode of obtaining nourishment; denoting certain photosynthesizing protozoans, e.g., Euglena. [holo + G. phyton, plant] * * * ho·lo·phyt·ic fit ik adj obtaining food after the manner of a green plant: PHOTOAUTOTROPHIC… …   Medical dictionary

  • holophytic — adjective That can obtain nutrition without the ingestion of food Ant: holozoic See Also: holophyte …   Wiktionary

  • holozoic — Animal like in mode of obtaining nourishment, lacking photosynthetic capacity; denoting certain protozoans, in distinction to others that are holophytic. [holo + G. zoon, animal] * * * ho·lo·zo·ic .hō lə zō ik, .häl ə adj characterized by food… …   Medical dictionary

  • holozoic — adjective obtaining nourishment as animals do by ingesting complex organic matter • Ant: ↑holophytic * * * |hälō|zōik, |hōl adjective Etymology: hol + zoic : obtaining food after the manner of most animals by ingesting complex organic matter :… …   Useful english dictionary

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