autophytic

autophytic
adjective
of or relating to organisms (as green plants) that can make complex organic nutritive compounds from simple inorganic sources by photosynthesis
Syn: ↑autotrophic
Ant: ↑heterotrophic (for: ↑autotrophic)
Pertains to noun: ↑autophyte, ↑autotroph (for: ↑autotrophic)
Derivationally related forms: ↑autophyte
Topics: ↑botany, ↑phytology

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