heterotroph

An organism that requires carbon compounds from other plant or animal sources and cannot synthesize them itself - not an autotroph.

Heterotroph

Organisms which obtain energy and materials by eating other organisms; contrast with autotroph, a consumer as opposed to a producer.

Heterotroph

(pronounced HET-er-oh-TROFE) A heterotroph (or consumer) is a living thing that eats other living things to survive. It cannot make its own food (unlike plants, which are autotrophs ). Animals are heterotrophs.
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heterotroph

An organism that obtains its food from other organisms, living or dead.
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Heterotroph

An organism with a requirement for energy-rich organic molecules (animals, fungi and most bacteria).
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heterotroph

<biochemistry, biology> An organism that requires carbon compounds from other plant or animal sources and cannot synthesise them itself not an autotroph. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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heterotroph

noun an organism that depends on complex organic substances for nutrition
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heterotroph

(het´әr-o-trōf″) a heterotrophic organism.
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heterotroph

(from the article `protozoan`) ...(i.e., contain no photosynthetic pigments); they obtain their nutrients by feeding on algae, bacteria, and other protozoa. Such flagellates have ... ...principally carbohydrates) not only are used by the plant itself for synthesizing cellular structures and for fueling their basic metabolisms but ... ...
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heterotroph

heterotroph Organisms; such as, all animals, some bacteria, and certain plants, that depend, either directly or indirectly, on other ortganisms for food because of their inability to manufacture proteins and carbohydrates from inorganic sources.
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heterotroph

heterotroph, heterotrophic 1. Referring to plants occurring in a wide range of habitats on a wide variety of soil types, and of protistans (algae, fungi, and protozoans, et al.) utilizing a wide variety of food materials. 2. An organism, such as any animal or fungus or almost any bacterium, that is unable to synthesize organic compounds from inorga...
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Heterotroph

Organism that must consume energy rich organic molecules for survival. Energy is released from these molecules through the chemical process respiration. Also see carnivores, herbivores, and detritivores.
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heterotroph

heterotroph (het'urutrōf") , 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 c...
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heterotroph

Type: Term Pronunciation: het′ĕr-ō-trof, -trōf Definitions: 1. A microorganism that obtains its carbon, as well as its energy, from organic compounds.
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heterotroph

Any living organism that obtains its energy from organic substances produced by other organisms. All animals and fungi are heterotrophs, and they include herbivores, carnivores, and saprotrophs (those that feed on dead animal and plant material)
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Heterotroph

A heterotroph (f; ἕτερος heteros = `another`, `different` and τροφή trophe = `nutrition`) is an organism that cannot fix carbon and uses organic carbon for growth. Heterotrophs can be further divided based on how they obtain energy; if the heterotroph uses light for energy, then it is considered a photoheterotroph, while if the h...
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Heterotroph

An organism that is unable to synthesize organic compounds (and thus its energy) from the environmen
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