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zo·o·phyte

(zō'ō-fīt),
An animal that resembles a plant, such as the sponges or sea anenomes.
[zoo- + G. phyton, plant]
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zoophyte

(zō′ō-fīt) [″ + phyton, plant]
An animal that appears plantlike; any of numerous invertebrate animals resembling plants in appearance or mode of growth.
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zoophyte

an animal having a plant-like appearance, such as a sea anemone.
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With recourse to "lower animals" such as worms, zoophytes, hydra, etc., and citing the biologist Gottfried Treviranus, Hegel distinguishes between immediate and mediate assimilation.
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