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heterotrophic: Dependent upon other organisms for some or all of its essential nourishment, assimilating such materials either directly from the other organisms, living or dead, or from their products.[1]
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Example(s): Example sentences from FNA : [1] Herbs, chlorophyllous, autotrophic (achlorophyllous and heterotrophic in forms of P .chlorantha and P .picta ). [2] Herbs, achlorophyllous, heterotrophic.


  1. Categorical Glossary for the Flora of North America Project, by Robert W. Kiger and Duncan M. Porter. 2001. Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation.