Holophytic nutrition that form of nutrition, characteristic of vegetable organisms, in which carbonic acid, ammonia, and nitrates are absorbed as food, in distinction from the animal mode of nutrition, by the ingestion of albuminous matter.

(Hol`o*rhi"nal) a. [Holo + Gr. nose.] (Anat.) Having the nasal bones contiguous.

(Hol`o*sid"er*ite) n. [Holo + siderite.] (Min.) Meteoric iron; a meteorite consisting of metallic iron without stony matter.

(Ho*los"te*an) a. (Zoöl.) Pertaining to the Holostei.

(||Ho*los"te*i) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. "o`los whole + a bone.] (Zoöl.) An extensive division of ganoids, including the gar pike, bowfin, etc.; the bony ganoids. See Illustration in Appendix.

(Hol`o*ster"ic) a. [Holo + Gr.stereo`s solid.] Wholly solid; — said of a barometer constructed of solid materials to show the variations of atmospheric pressure without the use of liquids, as the aneroid.

(||Hol`o*stom"a*ta) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. "o`los whole + sto`ma, -atos, mouth.] (Zoöl.) An artificial division of gastropods, including those that have an entire aperture.

(Ho*los"to*mate) a. (Zoöl.) Same as Holostomatous.

(Hol`o*stom"a*tous) a. (Zoöl.) Having an entire aperture; — said of many univalve shells.

(Hol"o*graph) n. [L. holographus entirely autograph, Gr. "olo`grafos; "o`los whole + gra`fein to write: cf. F. holographe, olographe.] A document, as a letter, deed, or will, wholly in the handwriting of the person from whom it proceeds and whose act it purports to be.

(Hol`o*graph"ic) a. Of the nature of a holograph; pertaining to holographs.

(Hol`o*he"dral) a. [Holo- + Gr. seat, base, fr. to sit.] (Crystallog.) Having all the planes required by complete symmetry, — in opposition to hemihedral.

(Hol`o*hem`i*he"dral) a. [Holo- + hemihedral.] (Crystallog.) Presenting hemihedral forms, in which all the sectants have halt the whole number of planes. Dana.

(||Hol`o*me*tab"o*la) n. pl. [NL. See Holo-, and Metabola.] (Zoöl.) Those insects which have a complete metamorphosis; metabola.

(Hol`o*met`a*bol"ic) a. (Zoöl.) Having a complete metamorphosis; — said of certain insects, as the butterflies and bees.

(Ho*lom"e*ter) n. [Holo + -meter: cf. F. holometre.] An instrument for making all kinds of angular measurements.

(Hol`o*phan"er*ous) a. [Holo + Gr. visible, fr. to appear.] (Zoöl.) Same as Holometabolic.

(Hol`o*pho"tal) a. [Holo + Gr. light.] (Opt.) Causing no loss of light; — applied to reflectors which throw back the rays of light without perceptible loss.

(Hol"o*phote) n. A lamp with lenses or reflectors to collect the rays of light and throw them in a given direction; — used in lighthouses.

(Hol`o*phras"tic) a. [Holo + Gr. to speak: cf. F. holophrastique.] Expressing a phrase or sentence in a single word, — as is the case in the aboriginal languages of America.

(Hol`o*phyt"ic) a. [Holo + Gr. a plant.] Wholly or distinctively vegetable.

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