autotroph

An organism capable of synthesizing its own food from inorganic substances, using light or chemical energy. Green plants, algae, and certain bacteria are autotrophs.

Synonym: 
autotrophs
Citation: 
autotroph. (n.d.) American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. (2011). Retrieved March 31 2015 from http://www.thefreedictionary.com/autotroph
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