Definition of Autophytic
1. Adjective. Of or relating to organisms (as green plants) that can make complex organic nutritive compounds from simple inorganic sources by photosynthesis.
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Partainyms: Autophyte, Autotroph
Derivative terms: Autophyte
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Autophytic
Literary usage of Autophytic
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"Rafflesia and Balanophora are more remote from any known autophytic stock, and yet they are believed to be not very far distant from the Aris- ..."
2. Guide to the Materials for American History in Roman and Other Italian Archives by Carl Russell Fish (1911)
"The fact must not be lost sip-lit of that the transfer of a plant from an autophytic to a parasitic condition is an extremely radical one and involves ..."
3. A Sketch of the Natural History of the District of Columbia: Together with by Waldo Lee McAtee (1918)
"But necessary premises for this conception do not seem probable, since it Is doubtful whether the largely non-autophytic Pine Barren flora, which now seems ..."
4. Botanisches Zentralblatt: Referierendes Organ für das Gesamtgebiet der Botanik by Botanischer Verein in München, Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft, Berlin (1908)
"Of autophytic plants there are 5 classes Class III. Lichenoid plants. Hereto also <!• g- Tillandsia usneoides. Class II. Aquatic plants. ..."