Producer vs Autotroph - What's the difference?

producer | autotroph |


As a verb producer

is .

As a noun autotroph is

(biology) any organism that can synthesize its food from inorganic substances, using heat or light as a source of energy.

producer

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (economics) An individual or organization that creates goods and services.
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  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=2 citation , passage=But through the oligopoly, charcoal fuel proliferated throughout London's trades and industries. By the 1200s, brewers and bakers, tilemakers, glassblowers, pottery producers , and a range of other craftsmen all became hour-to-hour consumers of charcoal.}}
  • One who produces an artistic production like a CD, a theater production, a film, a TV program and so on.
  • (biology) An organism that produces complex organic compounds from simple molecules and an external source of energy.
  • (UK, slang) An arrest for speeding after which the driver is allowed seven days in which to produce his/her driving licence and related documents at a police station.
  • (archaic) A furnace for producing combustible gas for fuel.
  • Derived terms

    * executive producer * primary producer

    Anagrams

    * ----

    autotroph

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (biology) Any organism that can synthesize its food from inorganic substances, using heat or light as a source of energy.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-03
  • , author= , title=The Smallest Cell , volume=101, issue=2, page=83 , magazine= citation , passage=It is likely that the long evolutionary trajectory of Mycoplasma went from a reductive autotroph to oxidative heterotroph to a cell-wall–defective degenerate parasite. This evolutionary trajectory assumes the simplicity to complexity route of biogenesis, a point of view that is not universally accepted.}}

    Coordinate terms

    * heterotroph

    Derived terms

    * autotrophic * autotrophically * autotrophy