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An organism that obtains nutrients through the active uptake of soluble materials across the cell membrane.
This class of organism, which includes the bacteria and fungi, cannot directly utilize particulate material as nutrients. The opposite of phagotroph.
This entry is located in the following units: osmo-, osmia-, osmi-, -osmia, -osmatic (push) + (page 4) tropho-, troph-, -trophy, -trophs, -trophically, -trophic, -trophous (page 8)