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mixotroph

[mik-suh-trof, -trohf]
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noun Biology.
  1. any organism capable of existing as either an autotroph or heterotroph.
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Origin of mixotroph

back formation from mixotrophic, equivalent to Greek mixo- (see mixoploid) + -trophic
Related formsmix·o·troph·ic, adjective
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