Definition of autotrophy in English:

autotrophy

noun

Biology
  • See autotroph

    • ‘After greening and probable transition from heterotrophy to autotrophy, root growth rate was enhanced and growth followed a linear pattern.’
    • ‘This period is followed by post-germinative growth that leads to seedling establishment and the acquisition of autotrophy.’
    • ‘They consider that early achievement of autotrophy is a major feature of structures with a high degree of foliarization.’