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PCAT vocabulary: autotrophic

Definition of autotrophic (adjective) - related to organisms converting sunlight into energy

Example sentences with this word:
  • Autotrophic organisms are plants that don't need an exogenous supply of organic nutrition.
  • Autotrophic organisms make their food from inorganic compounds, e.g. nitrogen.

Appears in following categories: PCAT, MCAT