autophyte


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autophyte

(ˈɔːtəˌfaɪt)
n
(Botany) an autotrophic plant, such as any green plant
autophytic adj
ˌautoˈphytically adv

au•to•phyte

(ˈɔ təˌfaɪt)

n.
any organism that synthesizes its own food, as a photosynthetic plant. Compare heterophyte.
[1930–35]
au`to•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.
au`to•phyt′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Noun1.autophyte - plant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substancesautophyte - plant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substances
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion