Definition of photoorganotrophy in English:

photoorganotrophy

noun

Biology
  • A form of phototrophic nutrition, characteristic of certain microorganisms, in which one or more of a variety of organic compounds are oxidized in the course of photosynthesis. Opposed to photolithotrophy.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology. From photo- + organo- + -trophy.

Pronunciation

photoorganotrophy

/ˌfəʊtəʊɔːɡəˈnɒtrəfi/