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mixotroph

[ mik-suh-trof, -trohf ]
/ ˈmɪk səˌtrɒf, -ˌtroʊf /
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noun Biology.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM mixotroph

mix·o·troph·ic, adjective
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