(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 fuel...
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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, 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 ...
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A heterotroph (ˈhɛtərɵtroʊf; ἕτερος heteros = "another", "different" and τροφή trophe = "nutrition") is an organism that cannot fix carbon and uses organic carbon for growth. This contrasts with autotrophs, such as plants and algae, which can use energy from sunlight (photoautotrop...
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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 (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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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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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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1) An organism that gets its energy by eating other organisms 2) Being 3) Organism
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