holophytic definition

  • adjective:
    • that will obtain diet with no intake of meals
    • Wholly or distinctively vegetable.
    • obtaining nourishment as green flowers do
  • others:
    • Resembling closely a regular green plant in mode of diet: said of an animal, as an infusorian: correlated with saprophytic, and in opposition to holozoic.
    • In botany, having the character of a whole plant in point of nutrition; autotrophic: said of ordinary green plants in the place of parasites and saprophytes.

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