photoautotrophic
adjective Date: 1943 autotrophic and utilizing energy from light <
green plants are photoautotrophic
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photoautotroph nounphotoautotrophically adverb

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  • photoautotrophic — [fōt΄ō ôt΄ə träf′ik] adj. 〚 PHOTO + AUTOTROPHIC〛 able to manufacture organic foodstuffs from inorganic materials in the presence of light, as green plants and certain bacteria * * * See photoautotroph. * * * …   Universalium

  • photoautotrophic — [fōt΄ō ôt΄ə träf′ik] adj. [ PHOTO + AUTOTROPHIC] able to manufacture organic foodstuffs from inorganic materials in the presence of light, as green plants and certain bacteria …   English World dictionary

  • photoautotrophic — Pertaining to a photoautotroph. * * * pho·to·au·to·tro·phic .ȯt ə trō fik adj autotrophic and utilizing energy from light <green plants are photoautotrophic> pho·to·au·to·tro·phi·cal·ly fi k(ə )lē adv * * * pho·to·au·to·tro·phic… …   Medical dictionary

  • photoautotrophic — adjective of, or relating to a photoautotroph …   Wiktionary

  • photoautotrophic — pho·to·autotrophic …   English syllables

  • photoautotrophic —   a. (of plants, etc.) capable of using light to synthesize food from inorganic substances …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • photoautotrophic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • photoautotrophic bacterium — an autotrophic bacterium capable of deriving energy from light …   Medical dictionary

  • primary producer — Photoautotrophic and chemoautotrophic organisms that incorporate carbon dioxide into organic carbon and thus provide new biomass for the ecosystem …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • photoautotroph — photoautotrophic, adj. /foh toh aw teuh trof , trohf /, n. Biol. any organism that derives its energy for food synthesis from light and is capable of using carbon dioxide as its principal source of carbon. [1945 50; PHOTO + AUTOTROPH] * * * …   Universalium

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