Heterotroph meaning

hĕtər-ə-trŏf, -trōf
An organism that is dependent on complex organic substances for nutrition because it cannot synthesize its own food.
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An organism that is dependent on complex organic substances for nutrition because it cannot synthesize its own food.
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An organism that cannot manufacture its own food and instead obtains its food and energy by taking in organic substances, usually plant or animal matter. All animals, protozoans, fungi, and most bacteria are heterotrophs.
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(ecology) An organism which requires an external supply of energy in the form of food as it cannot synthesize its own.
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Origin of heterotroph

  • hetero- +"Ž -troph

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