zoophite

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See also: zoöphite

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zoophite (plural zoophites)

  1. Alternative spelling of zoophyte
    • 1884, Geological Society of London, Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, HighWire Press, page 274:
      The lower bed is three feet five inches in thickness, contains less of the zoophite, and fewer fossils than the upper, but the siliceous pebbles are more []
    • June 1911, “Popular Science”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name), volume 78, Bonnier Corporation, page 583:
      From the first development of his organism from a zoophite, his senses have evolved in relation to matter alone, and it is only within recent times that he []
    • 2005, Kersey Graves, The Bible of Bibles or Twenty-Seven Divine Revelations, page 87:
      The first species was the zoophite, a compound of vegetable and animal life, [] Succeeding the zoophite came the mollusks and various hard-shelled animals []