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Meaning of AUTOTROPH

Pronunciation:  'otu`trâf

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  plant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substances
 

AUTOTROPH is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: autophyte, autophytic plant, autotrophic organism
 
 See Also: flora, plant, plant life

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: An organism that "makes its own food" and does not require previously formed organic materials from the environment. Plants are classified as autotrophs because they use photosynthesis to make their own energy. Compare heterotroph.
 

 

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