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(Botany) an autotrophic plant, such as any green plant
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any organism that synthesizes its own food, as a photosynthetic plant. Compare heterophyte.
au`to•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||autophyte - plant capable of synthesizing its own food from simple organic substances|
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