Definition of mixotrophic in English:

mixotrophic

Pronunciation /ˌmɪksə(ʊ)ˈtrɒfɪk/ /ˌmɪksə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊfɪk/

adjective

Biology
  • Designating, relating to, or characterized by a mixture of autotrophic and heterotrophic nutrition.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Alfred Ewart (1872–1937), botanist. From mixo- + -trophic, after German mixotroph.