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heterophyte   (hět'ər-ə-fīt')  Pronunciation Key 
A plant that obtains its nourishment from other living or dead organisms. For example, Indian pipe is a pale white plant without chlorophyll that obtains its nutrition from fungal symbionts. See also heterotroph.
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