Definition of Autotroph

1. Noun. Plant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substances.

Exact synonyms: Autophyte, Autophytic Plant, Autotrophic Organism
Generic synonyms: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Derivative terms: Autophytic



Definition of Autotroph

1. Noun. (biology) Any organism that can synthesize its food from inorganic substances, using heat or light as a source of energy ¹

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Definition of Autotroph

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Medical Definition of Autotroph

1. An organism that makes its own food and does not require previously formed organic materials from the environment. Organisms that synthesise all their organic molecules from inorganic materials (carbon dioxide, salts etc.). Plants are classified as autotrophs because they use photosynthesis to make their own energy. May be photo autotrophs or chemo autotrophs, depending upon the source of the energy. Synonym: lithotrophic organism. Compare: heterotroph. (02 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Autotroph

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autotransplant
autotransplantation
autotriploid
autotroph (current term)
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Literary usage of Autotroph

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1. Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars by National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Preventing the Forward Contamination of Mars, National Research Council (U.S.). Space Studies Board, National Research Council (U.S.). Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (2006)
"... may contaminate spacecraft during assembly; • autotroph detection techniques; and • Europa's surface environment and its hydrologie and tectonic cycles. ..."

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