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heterotroph

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noun het·ero·troph \ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌtrōf, -ˌträf\

Definition of heterotroph

  1. :  a heterotrophic individual



Circa 1900

First Known Use of heterotroph

circa 1900


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heterotroph

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noun het·ero·troph \ˈhet-ə-rə-ˌtrōf, -ˌträf\

Medical Definition of heterotroph

  1. :  a heterotrophic individual




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