Etymology

1. autotrophic

adjective. ['ˌɔtəˈtroʊfɪk'] of or relating to organisms (as green plants) that can make complex organic nutritive compounds from simple inorganic sources by photosynthesis.

Etymology

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

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Words that Rhyme with Autotrophic

  • hypertrophic
  • amyotrophic

Example sentences of the word autotrophic


1. Adjective
Green algae of are a well-known group of autotrophic protists.

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