What are heterotrophs?

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Heterotrophs are completely dependent on gaining nourishment from other organisms. They cannot produce their own food. All animals are heterotrophs.
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A heterotroph is any organism that requires organic subtrates in order to survive. Basically, a heterotroph is a consumer which must eat other animals and cannot produce its own food
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The word heterotroph comes from the Greek "heteros, which means "other" or "different, and "trophe, which means "nutrition. Heterotrophs get their food
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An organism which has to acquire its energy by digesting food which has been manufactured by other organisms. Thus all organisms are heterotrophes except the primary producers which
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A heterotroph is a creature that must ingest biomass to obtain
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het·er·o·troph
[het-er-uh-trof, -trohf]
NOUN
1.
Biology an organism requiring organic compounds for its principal source of food.
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A heterotroph is an organism that cannot create their own food and must feed off of other life forms. Humans are heterotrophs, but plants are not. You can find more information here: http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/Life/heterotrophs.html
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