Definition of holophytic in English:

holophytic

adjective

Biology
  • (of a plant or protozoan) able to synthesize complex organic compounds by photosynthesis.

    • ‘Various protozoa feed by holophytic, holozoic, or saprozoic means; some are predatory or parasitic.’
    • ‘Scattered throughout the region are smaller areas of riparian, holophytic, and other vegetation types adapted to specific site conditions.’

Pronunciation:

holophytic

/ˌhäləˈfitik//ˌhōlə-/