Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

An autotrophic organism, such as a green plant or a photosynthetic bacterium, that synthesizes its organic materials from inorganic components using energy derived from the sun (solar energy) in the process of photosynthesis. See autotrophic nutrition; phototroph.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.