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

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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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