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phototrophic

 [fo″to-trof´ik]
capable of deriving energy from light.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

phototrophic

(fō″tō-trŏf′ĭk) [″ + trophe, nutrition]
Concerning the ability to use light in metabolism.
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