Definitions

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  • adj. Being a heterotroph.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not self-sustaining; dependent upon others for food.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. requiring organic compounds of carbon and nitrogen for nourishment

Etymologies

hetero- + -trophic (Wiktionary)

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