autophyte

autophyte

[aw-tuh-fahyt]
noun
Ecology. any organism that synthesizes its own food, as a photosynthetic plant.
Compare heterophyte.


Origin:
auto-1 + -phyte

autophytic [aw-tuh-fit-ik] , adjective
autophytically, adverb
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autophyte (ˈɔːtəˌfaɪt)
 
n
an autotrophic plant, such as any green plant
 
autophytic
 
adj
 
auto'phytically
 
adv

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