zoophyte

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From New Latin zōophyton, from Ancient Greek ζωόφῠτον(zōóphuton). Surface reading of zoo-(animal) +‎ -phyte(plant)

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zoophyte ‎(plural zoophytes)

  1. (zoology) Any of various invertebrate animals which resemble plants, such as sponges, corals and sea anemones.

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