Should the compound be inorganic, the term autotrophic is applied to the organism and heterotrophic if the compound is organic.
An organism that cannot manufacture its own food and instead obtains its food and energy by taking in organic substances, usually plant or animal matter. All animals, protozoans, fungi, and most bacteria are heterotrophs. Compare autotroph.
heterotrophic adjective (hět'ər-ə-trŏf'ĭk)