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photoautotroph

[foh-toh-aw-tuh-trof, -trohf]
noun Biology.
  1. any organism that derives its energy for food synthesis from light and is capable of using carbon dioxide as its principal source of carbon.
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Origin of photoautotroph

First recorded in 1945–50; photo- + autotroph
Related formspho·to·au·to·troph·ic, adjective
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photoautotroph

[fō′tō-ôtə-trŏf′, -trōf′]
  1. See phototroph.
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