holozoic

Definitions:

  • Obtaining nourishment by the ingestion of organic material. Used chiefly of protozoans.
  • Entirely like an animal in mode of nutrition; not holophytic nor saprophytic: said of some infusorians.
  • Obtaining <xref>nutrition</xref>, as most <xref>animals</xref>, by the <xref>ingestion</xref> of <xref>organic</xref> matter.
  • obtaining nourishment as animals do by ingesting complex organic matter
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