photoautotrophic

adjective pho·to·au·to·tro·phic \ ˌfō-tō-ˌȯ-tə-ˈtrō-fik \

Definition of photoautotrophic

: autotrophic and utilizing energy from light
  • green plants are photoautotrophic

photoautotroph

play \ˌfō-tō-ˈȯ-tə-ˌtrȯf\ noun

photoautotrophically

play \ˌfō-tō-ˌȯ-tə-ˈtrō-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of photoautotrophic

1939

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photoautotrophic

adjective pho·to·au·to·tro·phic \ -ˌȯt-ə-ˈtrō-fik \

medical Definition of photoautotrophic

: autotrophic and utilizing energy from light
  • green plants are photoautotrophic

photoautotrophically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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