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Organisms which are capable of producing organic matter from inorganic materials by utilizing energy, such as chlorophyll-containing plants and bacteria. Contrast with heterotrophs.
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  • photoautotrophic organisms
  • phototrophic organisms
  • photosynthetic organisms
  • autotrophic organisms
  • photoautotrophy
  • phototrophs
  • autotrophy
  • photoautotrophs
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