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Holozoic

Holozoic

animal-like in mode of obtaining nourishment, lacking photosynthetic capacity; denoting certain protozoans, in distinction to others that are holophytic.

Origin: holo-_ g. Zoon, animal


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Re: Mode of nutrition of spider and starfish

... digestive enzymes onto or into their prey and then suck up the digested organic matter. So saprophytic could apply to this mode of nutrition. Holozoic nutrition usually refers to the ingestion of solid organic matter, which spiders tend not to do. Some definitions of holozoic, though, include ...

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by wbla3335
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:36 am
 
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Re: Mode of nutrition of spider and starfish

I would say that the spider is saprophitic and the starfish is holozoic.

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by wbla3335
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:47 am
 
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Mode of nutrition of spider and starfish

What is the mode of nutrition(holozoic, parasitic or saprophytic) of spider and starfish?

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by WilliamY
Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:45 pm
 
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