Phototroph



[foh-tuh-trof, -trohf] /ˈfoʊ təˌtrɒf, -ˌtroʊf/

noun, Biology.
1.
any organism that uses light as its principal source of energy.
/ˈfəʊtəʊˌtrɒf/
noun
1.
an organism that obtains energy from sunlight for the synthesis of organic compounds
phototroph
(fō’tə-trŏf’)
An organism that manufactures its own food from inorganic substances using light for energy. Green plants, certain algae, and photosynthetic bacteria are phototrophs. Also called photoautotroph.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Phototrophic

    [foh-tuh-trof, -trohf] /ˈfoʊ təˌtrɒf, -ˌtroʊf/ noun, Biology. 1. any organism that uses light as its principal source of energy. /ˈfəʊtəʊˌtrɒf/ noun 1. an organism that obtains energy from sunlight for the synthesis of organic compounds phototroph (fō’tə-trŏf’) An organism that manufactures its own food from inorganic substances using light for energy. Green plants, certain algae, […]

  • Phototrophic-bacteria

    plural noun, Bacteriology. 1. a group of bacteria, including the green bacteria and purple bacteria, whose energy for growth is derived from sunlight and whose carbon is derived from carbon dioxide or organic carbon.



  • Phototropic

    [foh-tuh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌfoʊ təˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/ adjective, Botany. 1. growing toward or away from the light. 2. taking a particular direction under the influence of light.

  • Phototropism

    [foh-to-truh-piz-uh m, foh-toh-troh-piz-uh m] /foʊˈtɒ trəˌpɪz əm, ˌfoʊ toʊˈtroʊ pɪz əm/ noun, Botany. 1. phototropic tendency or growth. /ˌfəʊtəʊˈtrəʊpɪzəm/ noun 1. the growth response of plant parts to the stimulus of light, producing a bending towards the light source 2. the response of animals to light; phototaxis n. 1899, from German phototropie (1892), from photo- […]



Disclaimer: Phototroph definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.