Meaning of allotrophic in English:

allotrophic

adjective

  • 1Chemistry
    rare = "allotropic".

  • 2Biology
    rare Of an organism: feeding on other organisms; dependent to a large degree on organic compounds as a source of energy.

  • 3Ecology
    Of a lake, stream, etc.: receiving its organic matter mainly or wholly from sources external to the body of water.

Pronunciation

allotrophic

/ˌalə(ʊ)ˈtrɒfɪk/ /ˌalə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊfɪk/

Origin

Mid 19th century. From allo- + -trophic.