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autotrophic

 [aw″to-trof´ik]
capable of synthesizing necessary nutrients if water, carbon dioxide, inorganic salts, and a source of energy are available.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

au·to·tro·phic

(aw'tō-trof'ik),
1. Self-nourishing. The ability of an organism to produce food from inorganic compounds.
2. Pertaining to an autotroph.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

au·to·tro·phic

(aw'tō-trō'fik)
1. Self-nourishing; the ability of an organism to produce food from inorganic compounds.
2. Pertaining to an autotroph.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

autotrophic

pertaining to an AUTOTROPH.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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This assertion may be supported by the predominance of heterotrophic and autotrophic bacteria in relation to Vibrio in all treatments, which certainly used their antagonisms to control the abundance of Vibrio in culture tanks.
Martikainen PJ (1985) Nitrous oxide emission associated with autotrophic ammonium oxidation in acid coniferous forest soil.
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