[ foh-toh-aw-tuh-trof, -trohf ]
/ ˌfoʊ toʊˈɔ təˌtrɒf, -ˌtroʊf /
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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OTHER WORDS FROM photoautotrophpho·to·au·to·troph·ic, adjective
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Scientific definitions for photoautotroph
[ fō′tō-ô′tə-trŏf′, -trōf′ ]
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