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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Autotrophic  \Au`to*troph"ic\,  a.  [Auto-  +  trophic.]  (Plant 
  Physiol.) 
  Capable  of  self-nourishment;  --  said  of  all  plants  in  which 
  photosynthetic  activity  takes  place  as  opposed  to  parasitism 
  or  saprophytism. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  autotrophic 
  adj  :  (botany)  of  or  relating  to  organisms  (as  green  plants)  that 
  can  make  complex  organic  nutritive  compounds  from 
  simple  inorganic  sources  [syn:  {autophytic}] 




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