Definitions for "Heterotroph"
(Greek, heteros = other + trophe = nourishment) An organism that cannot derive energy from sunlight or from inorganic chemicals but must obtain energy by degrading organic molecules.
An organism that survives by the ingestion and breakdown of complex organic materials. See Autotroph.
( het-ur-oh- trohf) [Gk. heteros, other, different + trophos, feeder] An organism that obtains organic food molecules by eating other organisms or their by-products.
life-forming living of complex chemical compounds
Keywords:  consumer, see
See consumer.