Heterophyte meaning

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A plant which obtains its food from other plants or animals, living or dead.
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A plant that obtains its nourishment from other living or dead organisms. For example, Indian pipe is a pale white plant without chlorophyll that obtains its nutrition from fungal symbionts.
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(biology) Any plant that obtains its nourishment from other (living or dead) plants; includes parasites and saprophytes.
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Origin of heterophyte

  • hetero- + -phyte
    From Wiktionary