noun. an organism that depends on complex organic substances for nutrition.
- -troph (English)
- hetero- (English)
- ἕτερος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
Sentences with heterotroph
1. Noun, singular or mass
In a food chain, an autotroph harnesses the energy and nutrients in their environment and becomes the food for a heterotroph.
There are many heterotroph examples.