AskDefine | Define heterophyte

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  1. Any plant that obtains its nourishment from other (living or dead) plants; includes parasites and saprophytes

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A heterophyte is a plant which is dependent upon another organism (living or dead) for its nutrition.

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heterophyte in Hebrew: מורפולוגיה של הצמח - מונחים#צורות חיים ושלבי חיים של צמחים
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