zoophytic etymology

English word zoophytic comes from English -ic, English zoophyte

Detailed word origin of zoophytic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
zoophyte English (eng) (biology, now, historical) A plant believed to have the characteristics of an animal, especially a sensitive plant or vegetable lamb. [from 17th c.]. (biology, now, historical) An animal thought to have the characteristics of a plant, later specifically an invertebrate of the (former) group Zoophyta, comprising sponges, corals and sea anemones. [from 17th c.].
zoophytic English (eng) Of, or relating to the zoophytes.

Words with the same origin as zoophytic

Descendants of -ic
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Descendants of zoophyte
zoophytal zoophytoid zoophytology