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  • adj. That can obtain nutrition without the ingestion of food

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Wholly or distinctively vegetable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling closely an ordinary green plant in mode of nutrition: said of an animal, as an infusorian: correlated with saprophytic, and opposed to holozoic.
  • In botany, having the character of a complete plant in point of nutrition; autotrophic: said of ordinary green plants as opposed to parasites and saprophytes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. obtaining nourishment as green plants do

Etymologies

holo- + -phytic (Wiktionary)

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