heterotrophic

adjective het·ero·tro·phic \ ˌhe-tə-rə-ˈtrō-fik \

Definition of heterotrophic

:requiring complex organic compounds of nitrogen and carbon (such as that obtained from plant or animal matter) for metabolic synthesis — compare autotrophic

heterotrophically

play \ˌhe-tə-rə-ˈtrō-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

heterotrophy

play \ˌhe-tə-ˈrä-trə-fē, ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌtrō-\ noun

First Known Use of heterotrophic

1893


Medical Dictionary

heterotrophic

adjective het·ero·tro·phic \ ˌhet-ə-rə-ˈtrō-fik \

medical Definition of heterotrophic

:requiring complex organic compounds of nitrogen and carbon (as that obtained from plant or animal matter) for metabolic synthesis

heterotrophically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

heterotrophism

play \-ˈtrō-ˌfiz-əm\ noun

heterotrophy

play \ˌhet-ə-ˈrä-trə-fē\ noun plural heterotrophies

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