Photoautotrophic



[foh-toh-aw-tuh-trof, -trohf] /ˌfoʊ toʊˈɔ təˌtrɒf, -ˌtroʊf/

noun, Biology.
1.
any organism that derives its energy for food synthesis from light and is capable of using carbon dioxide as its principal source of carbon.
/ˌfəʊtəʊˌɔːtəʊˈtrɒfɪk/
adjective
1.
(of plants) capable of using light as the energy source in the synthesis of food from inorganic matter See also photosynthesis
photoautotroph
(fō’tō-ô’tə-trŏf’, -trōf’)
See phototroph.

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