Medical Dictionary

autotrophic

adj au·to·tro·phic \ˌt-ə-ˈtrō-fik\

Medical Definition of AUTOTROPHIC

1
:  needing only carbon dioxide or carbonates as a source of carbon and a simple inorganic nitrogen compound for metabolic synthesis
2
:  not requiring a specified exogenous factor for normal metabolism
au·to·tro·phi·cal·ly \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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