zoophyte


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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]

zoophyte

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

zoophyte

an animal having a plant-like appearance, such as a sea anemone.
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The natural history of many curious and uncommon zoophytes, collected from various parts of the globe by the late J.
In other words, Tennyson's comment, and the response it elicited, dwell mainly on semivegetal zoophytes (with vertebrates an afterthought).
With recourse to "lower animals" such as worms, zoophytes, hydra, etc., and citing the biologist Gottfried Treviranus, Hegel distinguishes between immediate and mediate assimilation.
Histoire naturelle des zoophytes. Infusoires, comprenant la Physiologie et la classification de Ces animaux et a maniere de les etudier l'aide du microseope.