zoophytic


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zo·o·phyte

 (zō′ə-fīt′)
n.
An invertebrate animal, such as a sea anemone or a sponge, that superficially resembles a plant. Not in scientific use.

zo′o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk), zo′o·phyt′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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We sat down among the rocks, by a little pool, so rich in animal, vegetable, and zoophytic --or whatever is the right word--life, that I became entranced in the study of it, and, when Arthur proposed returning to our lodgings, I begged to be left there for a while, to watch and muse alone.