1. autotroph

noun. plant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substances.


  • autophyte
  • plant life
  • autotrophic organism
  • flora
  • plant


  • -troph (English)
  • auto- (English)
  • αὐτo- (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Sentences with autotroph

1. Noun, singular or mass
In effect, though, it acts like an autotroph because it makes its own food and is not dependent on other organisms.

2. Adjective
With this increase in the autotroph population, the heterotrophs, organisms that must consume other organisms, also experience a boom in numbers.