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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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(Zoology) any animal resembling a plant, such as a sea anemone
zoophytic, ˌzooˈphytical adj
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any of various invertebrate animals resembling a plant, as a coral or a sea anemone.
zo`o•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.
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an animal, as a sponge, coral, etc, that resembles a plant more than an animal; any of the Zoophyta. — zoophytic, zoophytical, zoophytoid, adj.See also: Animals
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|Noun||1.||zoophyte - any of various invertebrate animals resembling a plant such as a sea anemone or coral or sponge|
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
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