mixotroph

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

noun Biology.

any organism capable of existing as either an autotroph or heterotroph.

Nearby words

  1. mixologist,
  2. mixology,
  3. mixolydian,
  4. mixolydian mode,
  5. mixoploid,
  6. mixt,
  7. mixt.,
  8. mixtape,
  9. mixte,
  10. mixtec

Origin of mixotroph

back formation from mixotrophic, equivalent to Greek mixo- (see mixoploid) + -trophic

Related formsmix·o·troph·ic, adjective

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