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heterotrophic

 [het″er-o-trof´ik]
unable to synthesize metabolic products from inorganic materials; requiring complex organic substances (growth factors) for nutrition.

het·er·o·troph·ic

(het'ĕr-ō-trof'ik),
1. Relating to or exhibiting the properties of heterotrophy.
2. Relating to a heterotroph.

heterotrophic

/het·ero·tro·phic/ (-tro´fik) not self-sustaining; said of microorganisms requiring a reduced form of carbon for energy and synthesis.

heterotrophic

adjective Referring to an organism’s requirement of organic compounds and nitrogen for energy and metabolism. Most animals are heterotrophs.

het·er·o·tro·phic

(het'ĕr-ō-trō'fik)
1. Relating to or exhibiting the properties of heterotrophy.
2. Relating to a heterotroph.

het·er·o·tro·phic

(het'ĕr-ō-trō'fik)
1. Relating to or exhibiting the properties of heterotrophy.
2. Relating to a heterotroph.

heterotrophic (het´ərōtrof´ik),

adj pertaining to an organism that must depend on others to provide sustenance. Parasitic.

heterotrophic

unable to synthesize metabolic products from inorganic materials; requiring complex organic substances (growth factors) for nutrition.
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As can be seen from Figure 11, the planktonic heterotrophic population in T2 (device) decreased by two orders of magnitude within 24 h of the start of the disinfection test and was maintained below the commonly accepted maximum of [10.
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noveboracensis in the understory of deciduous trees in the forest reserve at Torrey Cliff, NY to document the rhizosphere (root-associated) density of commonly occurring heterotrophic eukaryotic microbes (protozoa), including microflagellates, naked amoebae and testate amoebae.
Abstract: To investigate potential water-source microbes, 44 samples of water offered to individually caged psittacine birds were aseptically collected from 14 bird-owning households and evaluated for the presence of coliforms, Escherichia coli, heterotrophic bacteria, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
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