any animal, as a coral or sponge, having somewhat the appearance and character of a plant; esp., a bryozoan
Origin of zoophyteModern Latin zoophyton from Classical Greek z?ophyton: see zoo- and -phyte
An invertebrate animal, such as a sea anemone or a sponge, that superficially resembles a plant. Not in scientific use.
- zo′o·phyt′ic zo′o·phyt′i·cal
zoo- +"Ž -phyte