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heterophyte Syllabification: het·er·o·phyte
Pronunciation: /ˈhedərəˌfīt/

Definition of heterophyte in English:

noun

Botany A plant that derives its nourishment from other organisms.

Derivatives

heterophytic
Pronunciation: /-rōˈfitik/
adjective
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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