Definition of heterophyte in English:

heterophyte

Syllabification: het·er·o·phyte
Pronunciation: /ˈheərəˌfīt
 
/

noun

  • Botany A plant that derives its nourishment from other organisms.

Derivatives

heterophytic

Pronunciation: /-rōˈfitik/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Remnants of other elements (such as Phosphorus) may have remained for a bit, but would have been quickly utilised by heterophytic micro-organisms.

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