Heterotroph in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Heterotroph

an organism that must feed on other organisms in order to grow and survive

Examples of Heterotroph in a sentence

A carnivore is classified as a heterotroph because it must feed on other living things in order to grow and survive. 🔊

A herbivore is considered a heterotroph because it must feed on other living things, plants, in order to survive. 🔊

Technically, a heterotroph is an organism that cannot create carbon in its own body from inorganic sources, hence why it must consume other organisms. 🔊

A human is a heterotroph, because it must feed on other living things to continue to thrive and survive. 🔊

A heterotroph is the opposite of an autotroph like algae, which can thrive through sunlight rather than feeding on other beings. 🔊

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