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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Holophytic  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  holophytic 
  adj  :  obtaining  nourishment  as  green  plants  do  [ant:  {holozoic}] 




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