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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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zoophytean animal having a plant-like appearance, such as a sea anemone.
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