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

Other words from heterotrophic

heterotrophically \ˌhe-tə-rə-ˈtrō-fi-k(ə-)lē \ adverb
heterotrophy \ˌhe-tə-ˈrä-trə-fē, ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌtrō- \ noun

First Known Use of heterotrophic

1893, in the meaning defined above

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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

Other words from heterotrophic

heterotrophically \-fi-k(ə-)lē \ adverb
heterotrophism \-ˈtrō-ˌfiz-əm \ noun
heterotrophy \ˌhet-ə-ˈrä-trə-fē \ noun plural heterotrophies

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