Organisms which require carbon in organic form, as do all animals, fungi, some algae, parasitic plants and most bacteria. Cf autotrophic. heterotypic Zool Differing from the normal condition. Cf homotypic.

Link to This Definition

Did you find this definition of HETEROTROPHIC helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Edited and fact checked by Pam: Google +