Definition of phototrophic in English:


Syllabification: pho·to·troph·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌfōtəˈträfik


  • (Of an organism) obtaining energy from sunlight to synthesize organic compounds for nutrition.
    More example sentences
    • By contrast, no linkage was detected in crosses with the five class II mutant strains since phototrophic recombinants were recovered at high frequency.
    • Overall, the results stress the importance of both heterotrophic and phototrophic metabolisms when considering environmental controls on the structure of bacterial communities in the sea.
    • Synthesis of the full spectrum of flavour precursors may resume if the callus is allowed to redifferentiate or regain a capacity for phototrophic metabolism.

More definitions of phototrophic

Definition of phototrophic in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody