Definition of zootrophy in English:

zootrophy

noun

  • Biology. The condition of requiring material derived from living organisms, especially animals, for nutrition; = "heterotrophy". Formerly also: the condition (in microorganisms) of growing in animal cells (now rare or disused).

Origin

Late 19th century (in an earlier sense). Originally from ancient Greek ζῳοτροϕία feeding of animals from ζῳο- + -τροϕία.

Pronunciation

zootrophy

/zəʊˈɒtrəfi//zuːˈɒtrəfi/