heterophyte


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het•er•o•phyte

(ˈhɛt ər əˌfaɪt)

n.
a plant that obtains nutrition directly or indirectly from other organisms; a parasite or saprophyte. Compare autophyte.
[1930–35]
het`er•o•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.
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