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autotrophy

noun au·to·tro·phy \ ˈȯt-ə-ˌtrō-fē , ȯ-ˈtä-trə-fē \

medical Definition of autotrophy

plural autotrophies
: the condition of being autotrophic; also : the process by which an autotrophic organism obtains energy from carbon dioxide or carbonates and inorganic substances

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