Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Obtaining nourishment by the ingestion of organic material, as animals do.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Obtaining nutrition, as most animals, by the ingestion of organic matter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Entirely like an animal in mode of nutrition; not holophytic nor saprophytic: said of some infusorians.

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

  • adj. obtaining nourishment as animals do by ingesting complex organic matter

Etymologies

holo- + -zoic (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Obtaining nourishment by the ingestion of organic material, as animals do.

    September 23, 2009