Definition of heterotroph noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

heterotroph

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈhɛt̮ərəˌtroʊf//
 
, NAmE//ˈhɛt̮ərəˌtrɑf//
 
, NAmE//ˈhetərətrɑf//
 
, NAmE//ˈhetərətrɔf//
 
, NAmE//ˈhetərətrɑf//
 
, NAmE//ˈhetərətrɔf//
 
(biology)
 
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a living thing that gets its food from the body of another living thing and does not make it from simpler substances compare autotroph
heterotrophic
 
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NAmE//ˌhɛt̮ərəˈtroʊfɪk//
 
, NAmE//ˌhɛt̮ərəˈtrɑfɪk//
 
adjective
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