/ (ˌɔːtəˈtrɒfɪk) /
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(of organisms such as green plants) capable of manufacturing complex organic nutritive compounds from simple inorganic sources such as carbon dioxide, water, and nitrates, using energy from the sunCompare heterotrophic
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Derived forms of autotrophicautotroph (ˈɔːtətrəʊf), noun
Words nearby autotrophic
autotoxin, autotransformer, autotransfusion, autotransplant, autotroph, autotrophic, autotruck, Auto-Tune, autotype, autowinder, autoworker
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How to use autotrophic in a sentence
Should the compound be inorganic, the term autotrophic is applied to the organism and heterotrophic if the compound is organic.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology|Charles Bradfield Morrey
But the general significance of the term "autotrophic plants" is apparent.The Chemistry of Plant Life|Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher