Definition of photoheterotrophic in English:

photoheterotrophic

adjective

Biology
  • Of an organism or its nutrition: using light energy for biosynthesis from organic nutrients; photoorganotrophic.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Eugene Isakovich Rabinowitch (1901–1973). From photo- + heterotrophic, after photoautotrophic.

Pronunciation

photoheterotrophic

/ˌfəʊtəʊˌhɛt(ə)rə(ʊ)ˈtrɒfɪk//ˌfəʊtəʊˌhɛt(ə)rə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊfɪk/