[ aw-tuh-fahyt ]
/ ˈɔ təˌfaɪt /
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Ecology. any organism that synthesizes its own food, as a photosynthetic plant.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
OTHER WORDS FROM autophyteau·to·phyt·ic [aw-tuh-fit-ik], /ˌɔ təˈfɪt ɪk/, adjectiveau·to·phyt·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for autophyte
/ (ˈɔːtəˌfaɪt) /
an autotrophic plant, such as any green plant
Derived forms of autophyteautophytic (ˌɔːtəˈfɪtɪk), adjectiveautophytically, adverb
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