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

Other Words from photoautotrophic

photoautotroph \ ˌfō-​tō-​ˈȯ-​tə-​ˌtrȯf \ noun
photoautotrophically \ ˌfō-​tō-​ˌȯ-​tə-​ˈtrō-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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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

Other Words from photoautotrophic

photoautotrophically \ -​fi-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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