Definition of Heterotrophic

1. Adjective. Requiring organic compounds of carbon and nitrogen for nourishment. "Most animals are heterotrophic"

Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Antonyms: Autotrophic



Definition of Heterotrophic

1. Adjective. Being a heterotroph. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heterotrophic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Heterotrophic

1. 1. Relating to or exhibiting the properties of heterotrophy. 2. Relating to a heterotroph. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heterotrophic

heterotopic stimulus
heterotopous
heterotopy
heterotransplantable
heterotransplantation
heterotransplantations
heterotricha
heterotrichosis
heterotricycle
heterotricycles
heterotricyclic
heterotrimer
heterotrimeric
heterotrimers
heterotroph
heterotrophic (current term)
heterotrophic enzyme
heterotrophic oral gastrointestinal cyst
heterotrophically
heterotrophies
heterotrophs
heterotrophy
heterotropia
heterotropic
heterotropous
heterotype mitosis
heterotypic
heterotypic cortex
heterovaccine therapy

Literary usage of Heterotrophic

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1. Lectures on Plant Physiology by Ludwig Jost (1907)
"LECTURE XV THE ACQUISITION OF CARBON AND NITROGEN BY heterotrophic PLANTS WE shall now leave autotrophic plants and turn to the consideration of ..."

2. The Chemistry of Plant Life by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher (1921)
"heterotrophic plants " must, of necessity, get food, either directly or indirectly, from some other plant which can synthetize synergic foods or, ..."

3. The Chemistry of Plant Life by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher (1921)
"heterotrophic plants " must, of necessity, get food, either directly or indirectly, from some other plant which can synthetize synergic foods or, ..."

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