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

Medical Definition of autotrophy



  1. :  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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