Definition of Autotrophic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to organisms (as green plants) that can make complex organic nutritive compounds from simple inorganic sources by photosynthesis.

Exact synonyms: Autophytic
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Partainyms: Autophyte, Autotroph
Derivative terms: Autophyte
Antonyms: Heterotrophic



Definition of Autotrophic

1. a. Capable of self- nourishment; -- said of all plants in which photosynthetic activity takes place, as opposed to parasitism or saprophytism.

Definition of Autotrophic

1. Adjective. (biology) Of or pertaining to the production of organic compounds from carbon dioxide as a carbon source, using either light or reactions of inorganic chemical compounds, as a source of energy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Autotrophic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Autotrophic

1. Independent of other organisms in respect of organic nutrition, able to fix carbon dioxide, by photosynthesis, to form carbohydrates. (02 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Autotrophic

autotoxicity
autotoxicosis
autotoxin
autotoxins
autotransformation
autotransformer
autotransformers
autotransfusion
autotransfusions
autotranslation
autotranslations
autotransplant
autotransplantation
autotriploid
autotroph
autotrophic (current term)
autotrophic organism
autotrophically
autotrophies
autotrophs
autotrophy
autotune
autotuned
autotuner
autotuners
autotunes
autotuning
autotype
autotyped
autotypes

Literary usage of Autotrophic

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1. Lectures on Plant Physiology by Ludwig Jost (1907)
"Typical autotrophic plants in nature certainly live on carbohydrates ... Since, then, the contrast between autotrophic and heterotrophic organisms is not so ..."

2. The Chemistry of Plant Life by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher (1921)
"But the general significance of the term " autotrophic plants " is apparent. ... It is obvious that the metabolic processes of the autotrophic plants are ..."

3. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting (1921)
"The typical features of the construction of autotrophic ... light can it construct organic substance from inorganic food materials and thus be autotrophic. ..."

4. The Chemistry of Plant Life by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher (1921)
"But the general significance of the term " autotrophic plants " is apparent. ... It is obvious that the metabolic processes of the autotrophic plants are ..."

5. A Text-book of Biology for Students in General, Medical and Technical Courses by William Martin Smallwood (1918)
"Such organisms are independent or autotrophic in nutrition, ie, they are capable of ... In general, green plants are autotrophic; conversely, plants lacking ..."

6. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1910)
"Only the plants whose every cell contains chlorophyll are actually autotrophic. If the term be used in the wide sense, green plants are not merely ..."

7. The Physiology of Plants: A Treatise Upon the Metabolism and Sources of by Wilhelm Pfeffer (1900)
"All stages of transition exist between purely autotrophic and purely ... Moreover, every autotrophic plant is able to assimilate nitrogenous and ..."

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