allotrophic


allotrophic
adj. [Gr. allos, other; trophe, nourishment]
Referring to organisms dependent upon other organisms for nutrition; heterotrophic.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Allotrophic — Al lo*troph ic, a. [Gr. ? other + trophic.] (a) (Physiol.) Changed or modified in nutritive power by the process of digestion. (b) (Plant Physiol.) Dependent upon other organisms for nutrition; heterotrophic; said of plants unable to perform… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allotrophic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|träfik, ōf adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary all + trophic 1. : having an altered, especially lowered, nutritive value allotrophic foods 2. : heterotrophic * * * allotrophic, a. Med. ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • allotrophic — Having an altered nutritive value. [allo + G. trophe, nourishment] * * * al·lo·tro·phic .al ə träf ik, trō fik, al ə . adj 1) having an altered and esp. a lowered nutritive value <allotrophic foods> 2) HETEROTROPHIC * * * al·lo·tro·phic… …   Medical dictionary

  • allotrophic — adjective Of or pertaining to an allotroph …   Wiktionary

  • allotrophic — al·lo·troph·ic …   English syllables

  • allotrophic lake — a lake receiving organic matter from the surrounding land by runoff …   Dictionary of ichthyology


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