from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Obtaining nourishment by the ingestion of organic material, as animals do.
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- 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
Chromatophores may or may not be present and food-taking is holozoic, in many cases at least.