autophyte

noun
au·​to·​phyte | \ " + ˌfīt \
plural -s

Definition of autophyte

: a plant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple inorganic substances — compare heterophyte, parasite, saprophyte

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Other Words from autophyte

autophytic \ ¦⸗⸗¦fitik \ adjective
autophytically \ -​tə̇k(ə)lē \ adverb

History and Etymology for autophyte

aut- + -phyte

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“Autophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autophyte. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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