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hol·o·phyt·ic

(hol'ō-fit'ik),
Having a plantlike mode of obtaining nourishment; denoting certain photosynthesizing protozoans, for example, Euglena.
[holo- + G. phyton, plant]
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holophytic

(of plants) using the energy of the sun to synthesize organic compounds by means of chlorophyll. see AUTOTROPH.
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