autotrophic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or with respect to the production of natural substances from co2 as a carbon supply, making use of either light or reactions of inorganic chemical substances, as a source of power.
    • with the capacity of self-nourishment; calling for just minerals for growth; making use of carbonate or skin tightening and as a source of carbon and simple inorganic nitrogen as a nitrogen source; -- said of flowers for which photosynthetic task occurs, and particular germs. Its opposed to parasitism or saprophytism.
    • of or related to an autotroph.
    • of or regarding organisms (as green flowers) that will make complex natural nutritive compounds from quick inorganic resources by photosynthesis
    • Of or with respect to producing organic compounds from carbon dioxide as a carbon source, using either light or reactions of inorganic chemical compounds, as a source of power.
    • with the capacity of self-nourishment; needing only nutrients for development; utilizing carbonate or carbon dioxide as a source of carbon and simple inorganic nitrogen as a nitrogen origin; -- said of flowers in which photosynthetic activity occurs, and specific micro-organisms. It is opposed to parasitism or saprophytism.
    • of or with respect to an autotroph.
    • of or relating to organisms (as green flowers) that can make complex natural nutritive substances from quick inorganic sources by photosynthesis
  • others:
    • Self-nourishing: stated of flowers which derive their particular nutrition straight from inorganic matter, that's, of all of the plants except parasites and saprophytes. Look at quotation under hemiparasite and compare holophytic.
    • Self-nourishing: said of flowers which derive their particular nutrition straight from inorganic matter, which, of plants except parasites and saprophytes. See the quotation under hemiparasite and compare holophytic.

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