Hol`o*phyt"ic (?), a. [Holo + Gr. a plant.]

Wholly or distinctively vegetable.

Holophytic nutrition (), that form of nutrition, characteristic of vegetable organisms, in which carbonic acid, ammonia, and nitrates are absorbed as food, in distinction from the animal mode of nutrition, by the ingestion of albuminous matter.

 

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