heterotroph

noun
het·​ero·​troph | \ ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌtrōf How to pronounce heterotroph (audio) , -ˌträf \

Definition of heterotroph

: a heterotrophic individual

First Known Use of heterotroph

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Heterotroph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heterotroph. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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heterotroph

noun
het·​ero·​troph | \ ˈhet-ə-rə-ˌtrōf, -ˌträf How to pronounce heterotroph (audio) \

Medical Definition of heterotroph

: a heterotrophic individual

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