Definition of autotrophic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌɔːtəˈtrɒfɪk//ˌɔːtəˈtrəʊfɪk/


  • See autotroph

    • ‘Plants are sessile, autotrophic, and grow in an indeterminate and modular manner.’
    • ‘Recently there has been discussion about the metabolic state of the ocean, with arguments questioning whether the open ocean is net autotrophic or net heterotrophic.’
    • ‘Physiologically, plant conversion or seedling development involves a transition from the heterotrophic embryo to an autotrophic plant.’
    • ‘These differences correlate with differentiated function as heterotrophic, autotrophic and transport pathway components of the leaf.’
    • ‘Moreover, growth rate was deeply reduced during heterotrophic and autotrophic development.’