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heterotroph (hĕt´ərətrōf´), living organism that obtains its energy from carbohydrates and other organic material. All animals and most bacteria and fungi are heterotrophic. In contrast, autotrophs are organisms that use inorganic substances as energy sources and carbon dioxide as a carbon source.

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heterotroph

heterotroph An organism that is unable to manufacture its own food from simple chemical compounds and, therefore, consumes other organisms, living or dead, as its main or sole source of carbon. Often, single-celled autotrophs (e.g. Euglena) become heterotrophic in the absence of light.

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heterotroph

heterotroph An organism that is unable to manufacture its own food from simple chemical compounds and therefore consumes other organisms, living or dead, as its main or sole source of carbon. Often, single-celled autotrophs (e.g. Euglena) become heterotrophic in the absence of light.

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heterotroph

heterotroph An organism that is unable to manufacture its own food from simple chemical compounds and therefore consumes other organisms, living or dead, as its main or sole source of carbon. Compare AUTOTROPH.

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