autotrophy

noun

au·​to·​tro·​phy ˈȯt-ə-ˌtrō-fē How to pronounce autotrophy (audio) ȯ-ˈtä-trə-fē How to pronounce autotrophy (audio)
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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“Autotrophy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/autotrophy. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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