mixo-, mix-, mixti-, -mixis, -mixia, -mixie, -mixy +
(Greek mikso > Latin mixtus: mix, mixed, a mixing, a mingling, an intercourse; to combine or to blend into one mass or substance; to combine things; such as, activities, ideas, styles; to balance and to adjust individual musical performers’ parts to make an overall sound by electronic means)
An autotroph refers to any organism that is capable of self-nourishment by using inorganic materials as a source of nutrients and using photosynthesis or chemosynthesis as a source of energy; such as, most plants and certain bacteria.
A heterotroph is an organism requiring organic compounds for its principal source of food or an organism that cannot manufacture its own food and instead obtains its nourishment and energy by taking in organic substances which is usually plant or animal matter.
2. The ability to use both organic and inorganic carbon sources in nutrition.
2. A combination of two or more different items, things, people, qualities, or substances.
3. An aggregate of two or more substances that are not chemically united and which exist in no fixed proportion to each other.
4. In construction, the assembled, blended, co-mingled ingredients of mortar, concrete, etc.; or the proportions for their assembly.
5. In pharmacology, a liquid medicine prepared by adding insoluble substances to a liquid medium, usually with a suspending agent.
6. In chemistry, a substance consisting of two or more substances combined; however, not in fixed proportions and not with chemical bonding.
A mixture is distinguished from a compound, which is formed by the chemical combination of two or more pure substances in a fixed, definite proportion.
The components of a mixture retain their own chemical properties and may be present in any proportion.
The rate of ocean mixing affects the extent to which carbon dioxide is exchanged between the atmosphere and the oceans.
Panmixia exists when each individual has the possibility to mate with any individual of the opposite sex.