autotrophy


au·to·tro·phy

noun
\ˈt-ə-ˌtrō-fē, -ˈtä-trə-fē\
plural au·to·tro·phies

Definition of AUTOTROPHY

: the condition of being autotrophic; also : the process by which an autotrophic organism obtains energy from carbon dioxide or carbonates and inorganic substances

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