holophytic


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ho·lo·phyte

 (hŏl′ə-fīt′)
n.
An organism that produces its own food through photosynthesis.

hol′o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.

holophytic

(ˌhɒləˈfɪtɪk)
adj
(Botany) (of plants) capable of synthesizing their food from inorganic molecules, esp by photosynthesis
holophyte n

hol•o•phyt•ic

(ˌhɒl əˈfɪt ɪk, ˌhoʊ lə-)

adj.
(of a plant) obtaining energy by synthesizing inorganic substances; autotrophic.
[1880–85; holo- + -phytic; see -phyte, -ic]
hol′o•phyte` (-ˌfaɪt) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.holophytic - obtaining nourishment as green plants do
holozoic - obtaining nourishment as animals do by ingesting complex organic matter
Translations

holophytic

[ˌhɒləˈfɪtɪk] adjolofitico/a
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The only feeding source for the livestock in Cholistan is the patchy vegetative growth, holophytic plants and trees/bushes.
Describing the Sabkha land of Qatar, the MoE document says, "Currently, 833 square kms of the Sabkha land have no vegetation except for some holophytic plants due to high salt concentration and contamination of the underground water table.