Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A photoautotroph.

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  • n. A photoautotroph

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

photo- + Greek trophē, nourishment.

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photo- + -troph

Examples

  • Touchman, who is also an adjunct investigator at The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), has chosen his photosynthetic, microbial partners carefully; each bears a unique metabolism, physiology or ecology and differs in fundamental ways from sequenced genomes of any other phototroph.

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  • Cab. thermophilum is a distinctly different phototroph.

    Penn State Live

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