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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.
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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