photoautotrophic

adjective

pho·​to·​au·​to·​tro·​phic ˌfō-tō-ˌȯ-tə-ˈtrō-fik How to pronounce photoautotrophic (audio)
: autotrophic and utilizing energy from light
green plants are photoautotrophic
photoautotrophically adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of photoautotrophic was in 1939

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“Photoautotrophic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photoautotrophic. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

photoautotrophic

adjective
pho·​to·​au·​to·​tro·​phic -ˌȯt-ə-ˈtrō-fik How to pronounce photoautotrophic (audio)
: autotrophic and utilizing energy from light
green plants are photoautotrophic
photoautotrophically adverb
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