Definition of Holophyte

1. Noun. An organism that produces its own food by photosynthesis.

Generic synonyms: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Derivative terms: Holophytic



Definition of Holophyte

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holophyte

holonym
holonymous
holonyms
holonymy
holoparasite
holoparasites
holoparasitic
holopelagic
holophanerous
holophotal
holophote
holophotes
holophrasis
holophrastic
holophrastically
holophyte (current term)
holophytes
holophytic
holoplankton
holoplanktonic
holoprosencephalies
holoprotein
holoptic
holorachischisis
holoreceptor
holoreceptors
holorhinal
holorhyme
holorhymes

Literary usage of Holophyte

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1. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1876)
"And now let us mount the winding stairs and see the illuminating apparatus, or holophyte, as it is called. The light itself is produced by electric ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"It is sometimes necessary to have a term to apply to plants which are neither parasitic nor saprophytic, and then we use the word holophyte. ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"The holophyte requires masses of chlorophyll-bearing cells, or as we commonly express it, its vegetative organs must be well developed, ..."

4. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1915)
"When these reach the ground and take root, the fig is converted from an epiphyte into a holophyte, and • henceforth contributes to its own physical support. ..."

5. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1915)
"... a non-chlorophyllous, non-flagellated organism, without nucleus, and with homogeneous (non- alveolar) protoplasm—the simplest holophyte conceivable. ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Universal Reference Library Comprising the ...by Scientific American, inc by Scientific American, inc (1905)
"It is sometimes necessary to have a term to apply to plants which are neither parasitic nor saprophytic, and then we use the word holophyte. ..."

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