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, and photosynthetic bacteria are phototrophs. Also called photoautotroph.

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