mixotroph

mixotroph

[mik-suh-trof, -trohf]
noun Biology.
any organism capable of existing as either an autotroph or heterotroph.

Origin:
back formation from mixotrophic, equivalent to Greek mixo- (see mixoploid) + -trophic

mixotrophic, adjective
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