Definition of autotrophic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

autotrophic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌɔːtəˈtrɒfɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɔːtəˈtrɑːfɪk//
 
(biology)
 
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(of a living thing) able to make its own food using simple chemical substances such as carbon dioxide compare heterotrophic