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autophyte

[aw-tuh-fahyt] /ˈɔ təˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
Ecology. any organism that synthesizes its own food, as a photosynthetic plant.
Compare heterophyte.
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autophytic
[aw-tuh-fit-ik] /ˌɔ təˈfɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
autophytically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for autophyte

autophyte

/ˈɔːtəˌfaɪt/
noun
1.
an autotrophic plant, such as any green plant
Derived Forms
autophytic (ˌɔːtəˈfɪtɪk) adjective
autophytically, adverb
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