Meaning of heterophyte

het•er•o•phyte

Pronunciation: (het'ur-u-fīt"), [key]
— n. Bot.
  1. a plant that secures its nutrition directly or indirectly from other organisms; a parasite or saprophyte. Cf. autophyte.
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