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Botanical Glossary

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Autotrophic

Able to synthesize the nutritive substances an organism needs from the non-living environment; in plants, photosynthetic. (Compare with parasitic.)

Scope: Plants
Type: nutrition
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Reference: modified from REE, p. 891

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