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photoautotroph

[foh-toh-aw-tuh-trof, -trohf] /ˌfoʊ toʊˈɔ təˌtrɒf, -ˌtroʊf/
noun, Biology
1.
any organism that derives its energy for food synthesis from light and is capable of using carbon dioxide as its principal source of carbon.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; photo- + autotroph
Related forms
photoautotrophic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for photoautotrophic

photoautotrophic

/ˌfəʊtəʊˌɔːtəʊˈtrɒfɪk/
adjective
1.
(of plants) capable of using light as the energy source in the synthesis of food from inorganic matter See also photosynthesis
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photoautotrophic in Science
photoautotroph
  (fō'tō-ô'tə-trŏf', -trōf')   
See phototroph.
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