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phototroph

[foh-tuh-trof, -trohf] /ˈfoʊ təˌtrɒf, -ˌtroʊf/
noun, Biology
1.
any organism that uses light as its principal source of energy.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; photo- + -troph
Related forms
phototrophic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for phototrophic

phototroph

/ˈfəʊtəʊˌtrɒf/
noun
1.
an organism that obtains energy from sunlight for the synthesis of organic compounds
Derived Forms
phototrophic (ˌfəʊtəʊˈtrɒfɪk) adjective
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phototrophic in Science
phototroph
  (fō'tə-trŏf')   
An organism that manufactures its own food from inorganic substances using light for energy. Green plants, certain algae, and photosynthetic bacteria are phototrophs. Also called photoautotroph.
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