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a.1.(Biol.) Relating to the creation, organization, and nutrition of living organs or parts.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Lactobacilli are rod-shaped, Gram-positive coccobacilli fermentative organotrophs commonly associated with the human GI tract as well as the human mouth and the vagina.
In terms of carbon, organisms that get their carbon from atmospheric or dissolved C[O.sub.2] are called autotrophs, and organisms that get their carbon from organic sources are called organotrophs or heterotrophs.