[met-uh-trof-ik, -troh-fik] /ˌmɛt əˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk/

requiring dead organic matter for food.

metatrophic met·a·troph·ic (mět’ə-trŏf’ĭk, -trō’fĭk)


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