holophyte

holophytic

[hol-uh-fit-ik, hoh-luh-]
adjective
(of a plant) obtaining energy by synthesizing inorganic substances; autotrophic.

Origin:
1880–85; holo- + -phytic; see -phyte, -ic

holophyte [hol-uh-fahyt, hoh-luh-] , noun
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holophytic (ˌhɒləˈfɪtɪk)
 
adj
(of plants) capable of synthesizing their food from inorganic molecules, esp by photosynthesis
 
holophyte
 
n

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holophytic hol·o·phyt·ic (hŏl'ō-fĭt'ĭk, hō'lō-)
adj.
Not requiring the ingestion of exogenous organic substances for nutrition; obtaining nourishment in the manner of a green plant. Used of certain protozoans capable of photosynthesis.

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holophyte   (hŏl'ə-fīt')  Pronunciation Key 
An organism that produces its own food through photosynthesis.
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