photoheterotroph

photoheterotroph
An organism that depends on light for most of its energy and principally on organic compounds for its carbon. Cf.:photoautotroph, photolithotroph, phototroph. [photo- + G. heteros, other, + trophe, nourishment]

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pho·to·het·ero·troph (fo″to-hetґər-o-trōf) a photoheterotrophic organism.

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