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Definition of "heterotrophic" [heterotrophic]

  • Being a heterotroph. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "heterotrophic" in a sentence
  • ""Man is simply not an animal": an animal is biologically defined as a heterotrophic multicellular eukaryote that lacks cell walls."
  • "Finally, the Chordata are placed with all the other phyla of living creatures that are multicellular and "heterotrophic" (meaning they have to eat), into a "kingdom," Animalia."
  • "A similar amount, about 55 Pg C, is emitted as a result of heterotrophic respiration."