heterotrophy
noun see heterotrophic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • heterotrophy — noun The state of being a heterotroph …   Wiktionary

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  • heterotrophy — n. condition in which an organism derives energy from externally produced organic compounds (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heterotrophy — het·er·ot·ro·phy …   English syllables

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  • protist — protistan /proh tis teuhn/, adj., n. protistic, adj. /proh tist/, n. any of various one celled organisms, classified in the kingdom Protista, that are either free living or aggregated into simple colonies and that have diverse reproductive and… …   Universalium

  • Mixotroph — A mixotroph is a microorganism that can use a mix of different sources of energy and carbon. Possible are alternations between photo and chemotrophy, between litho and organotrophy, between auto and heterotrophy or a combination of it. Mixotrophs …   Wikipedia

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