heterophyte

noun het·er·o·phyte \ˈhetərəˌfīt\

Definition of heterophyte

plural

-s

  1. :  a plant that is dependent for food materials upon other living or dead plant or animal organisms or their products :  parasite, saprophyte — compare autophyte

heterophytic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of heterophyte

heter- + -phyte


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