Medical Dictionary

autotrophy

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

Medical 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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