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Definition of autotroph noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

autotroph

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈɔtətroʊf//
 
(biology)
 
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a living thing that is able to make its own food using simple chemical substances such as carbon dioxide compare heterotroph
autotrophic
 
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NAmE//ˈɔtəˈtrɑfɪk//
 
adjective
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