Photolithotrophic autotroph

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noun, plural: photoautotrophs

An autotrophic organism using light energy and inorganic electron source (such as H2O, H2, and H2S), and CO2 as its carbon source.


Plants are an example of photolitotrophic autotroph.

Word origin: Gk: photo = light, auto = self, troph = nourishment + -ic.