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Definition of heterotroph noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

heterotroph

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhetərətrəʊf//
 
, BrE//ˈhetərətrɒf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhetərətrɑːf//
 
, NAmE//ˈhetərətrɔːf//
 
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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 Word Origin early 20th cent.: from hetero- ‘other’ + Greek trophos ‘feeder’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: heterotroph