autophyte

noun au·to·phyte \ " + ˌfīt \

Definition of autophyte

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

autophytic

adjective

autophytically

\-tə̇k(ə)lē\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of autophyte

aut- + -phyte


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