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mixotrophy

Pronunciation: miks-o'tro-fe

Definition: The property of certain microorganisms that can assimilate organic compounds as carbon sources but not as energy sources.

[G. mixis, mixture, fr. mignumi, to mix, + trophe, nourishment]

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